Evacuation of multi-level building

Design, control and strategic flow

Alain Tcheukam, Boualem Djehiche, Tembine Hamidou

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Abstract

    This work introduces a simple mean-field network game that captures some of the key dynamic features of crowd and pedestrian flows in multi-level building evacuations. It considers a route choice by finite number of strategic agents. Each agent state is represented by a simple first order dynamical system. Each agent measures its local congestion measure based on its location in the building. Including the local congestion term and its evolution along the path causes a sort of dispersion of the flow: the agents will try to avoid high density areas in order to reduce their overall walking costs and queuing cost at the exits. Each agent will move to one the closest exits that is safer and that has less congestion through the path. The dynamics of lower layer floors are influenced not only by the agents in that floor but also by the incoming flow from the upper layers through the stairs leading to interacting flows between the floors. Numerics and simulations are carried out to illustrate mean-field equilibria of the evacuation process.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 35th Chinese Control Conference, CCC 2016
    PublisherIEEE Computer Society
    Pages9218-9223
    Number of pages6
    Volume2016-August
    ISBN (Electronic)9789881563910
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Aug 26 2016
    Event35th Chinese Control Conference, CCC 2016 - Chengdu, China
    Duration: Jul 27 2016Jul 29 2016

    Other

    Other35th Chinese Control Conference, CCC 2016
    CountryChina
    CityChengdu
    Period7/27/167/29/16

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    Evacuation
    Control Design
    Congestion
    Mean Field
    Pedestrian Flow
    Route Choice
    Stairs
    Path
    Queuing
    Costs
    Numerics
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    Dynamical systems
    Dynamical system
    Game
    First-order
    Term
    Simulation

    Keywords

    • Evacuation
    • Mean-Field Game
    • Multi-Level Building

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Computer Science Applications
    • Control and Systems Engineering
    • Applied Mathematics
    • Modeling and Simulation

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    Tcheukam, A., Djehiche, B., & Hamidou, T. (2016). Evacuation of multi-level building: Design, control and strategic flow. In Proceedings of the 35th Chinese Control Conference, CCC 2016 (Vol. 2016-August, pp. 9218-9223). [7554824] IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/ChiCC.2016.7554824

    Evacuation of multi-level building : Design, control and strategic flow. / Tcheukam, Alain; Djehiche, Boualem; Hamidou, Tembine.

    Proceedings of the 35th Chinese Control Conference, CCC 2016. Vol. 2016-August IEEE Computer Society, 2016. p. 9218-9223 7554824.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Tcheukam, A, Djehiche, B & Hamidou, T 2016, Evacuation of multi-level building: Design, control and strategic flow. in Proceedings of the 35th Chinese Control Conference, CCC 2016. vol. 2016-August, 7554824, IEEE Computer Society, pp. 9218-9223, 35th Chinese Control Conference, CCC 2016, Chengdu, China, 7/27/16. https://doi.org/10.1109/ChiCC.2016.7554824
    Tcheukam A, Djehiche B, Hamidou T. Evacuation of multi-level building: Design, control and strategic flow. In Proceedings of the 35th Chinese Control Conference, CCC 2016. Vol. 2016-August. IEEE Computer Society. 2016. p. 9218-9223. 7554824 https://doi.org/10.1109/ChiCC.2016.7554824
    Tcheukam, Alain ; Djehiche, Boualem ; Hamidou, Tembine. / Evacuation of multi-level building : Design, control and strategic flow. Proceedings of the 35th Chinese Control Conference, CCC 2016. Vol. 2016-August IEEE Computer Society, 2016. pp. 9218-9223
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