A review of pedestrian group dynamics and methodologies in modelling pedestrian group behaviours

Cheng, Lin, Yarlagadda, Ragamayi, Fookes, Clinton B., & Yarlagadda, Prasad K. (2014) A review of pedestrian group dynamics and methodologies in modelling pedestrian group behaviours. World Journal of Mechanical Engineering, 1(1), 002-013.

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Observations conducted by researchers revealed that the group interaction within crowds is a common phenomenon and has great influence on pedestrian behaviour. However, most research currently undertaken by various researchers failed to consider the group dynamics when developing pedestrian flow models. This paper presented a critical review of pedestrian models that incorporates group behaviour. Models reviewed in this paper are mainly created by microscopic modelling approaches such as social force, cellular automata, and agent-based method. The purpose of this literature review is to improve the understanding of group dynamics among pedestrians and highlight the need for considering group dynamics when developing pedestrian simulation models.

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ID Code: 78716
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Group Dynamics, Pedestrian Model, Simulation, Crowd Behaviour
ISSN: 1550-7316
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 [please consult the author]
Deposited On: 17 Nov 2014 23:20
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2016 03:45

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