Modelling airport passenger group dynamics using an agent-based method

Cheng, Lin (2014) Modelling airport passenger group dynamics using an agent-based method. Masters by Research thesis, Queensland University of Technology.

Abstract

This thesis investigates the influence of passenger group dynamics on passengers' behaviour in an international airport. A simulation model is built to analyse passengers' behaviour during airport departure processes and during an emergency event. Results from the model showed that passengers' group dynamics have significant influences on the performance and utilisation of airport services. The agent-based model also provides a convenient way to investigate the effectiveness of space design and service allocations, which may contribute to the enhancement of passenger airport experiences.

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ID Code: 72999
Item Type: QUT Thesis (Masters by Research)
Supervisor: Yarlagadda, Prasad & Fookes, Clinton
Keywords: Agent-based model, airport, group dynamics, passenger flow, simulation, pedestrian model, evacuation
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 14 Jul 2014 02:38
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2015 02:36

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