Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg


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29. November 2022

14:15-15:15 (Raum wird noch bekanntgegeben)

Jiří Felcman (Karls-Universität Prag)

On the verification of the pedestrian evacuation model

We deal with numerical solution of macroscopic models of pedestrian movement. From a macroscopic point of view, pedestrian movement can be described by a system of first order hyperbolic equations similar to 2D compressible inviscid flow. For the Pedestrian Flow Equations (PFEs) the density and the velocity are considered as the unknown variables. In PFEs, the social force is also taken into account, which replaces the outer volume force term used in the fluid flow formulation, e.g. the pedestrian movement is influenced by the proximity of other pedestrians. To be concrete, the desired direction of the pedestrian movement is density dependent and is incorporated in the source term. The system of fluid dynamics equations is thus coupled with the equation for the desired direction of the pedestrian movement. The main message of this paper is the verification of this model. Firstly, we propose two approaches for the source term discretization. Secondly, we propose two splitting schemes for the numerical solution of the coupled system. This leads us to four different numerical methods for the PFEs. The novelty of this work is the comparative study of the numerical solutions, which shows, that all proposed methods are in good agreement.

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