FDS+Evac: Modelling pedestrian movement in crowds

Timo Korhonen, Simo Heliövaara

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    The recent developments of the evacuation programme FDS+Evac are presented including a counterflow model for continuum crowd modelling. The major new additions are described and some verification and validation results are presented including an analysis of specific flows through doors and corridors. The presented additions are implemented in the latest version of FDS+Evac. This version is embedded in the computational fluid dynamics based fire simulation programme Fire Dynamics Simulator, which is freely obtainable from the FDS web page http://fire.nist.gov/fds/.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationPedestrian and Evacuation Dynamics
    EditorsRichard D. Peacock, Erica D. Kuligowski, Jason D. Averill
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4419-9725-8
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4419-9724-1
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    MoE publication typeB3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings
    Event5th International Conference on Pedestrian and Evacuation Dynamics, PED 2010 - National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, United States
    Duration: 8 Mar 201010 Mar 2010
    Conference number: 5


    Conference5th International Conference on Pedestrian and Evacuation Dynamics, PED 2010
    Abbreviated titlePED 2010
    Country/TerritoryUnited States


    • FDS+Evac
    • counterflow
    • crowd modelling


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