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Influence of Grid Type on the Agents Behavior in Simulations Performed with Crowd-Z

M. Zawidzki and T. Nagakura

Department of Architecture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

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M. Zawidzki, T. Nagakura, "Influence of Grid Type on the Agents Behavior in Simulations Performed with Crowd-Z", in , (Editors), "Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Engineering Computational Technology", Civil-Comp Press, Stirlingshire, UK, Paper 99, 2014. doi:10.4203/ccp.105.99
Keywords: design support, digitized floor plan, pedestrian dynamics, agent based modeling, triangular grid, square grid, hexagonal grid.

Most, if not all architectural layouts are based on some kind of a grid system. The most common is the regular square grid based on one of three regular tessellations. The other two: triangular and hexagonal are rarely used. Rule-based models for pedestrian dynamics also discretize space in regular grid, traditionally square, but recently also extended to hexagonal grids. This paper compares the influence of different regular grids: square, triangular and hexagonal on the crowd dynamics. The study is based on the classic scenario of evacuation of 200 agents from a square room. The simulations are performed with Crowd-Z at the basic setup: homogenous crowd and constant unitary speed. The results are illustrated with heat maps.

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