THE USE OF PATHFINDER AS AN EVACUATION PLANNING TOOL

A CASE STUDY IN CONCERT HALLS

João Emílio Almeida
LIACC - Universidade do Porto

Summary

  • Introduction
  • Pathfinder as an Evacuation Planning Tool
  • Case Study: Casa da Música
  • Sala Suggia
  • Sala 2
  • Case Study: Coliseu Porto
  • Conclusions & Future Work

Introduction

  • Egress time => ASET > REST
  • Egress time ??
  • Fire Drills?
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Pathfinder 2016

Agent-based egress simulator:

  • SFPE mode (Nelson and Mower, 2002) / Steering mode (Amor et al., 2006)
  • Calibration: IMO (International Maritime Organization ) tests
  • Navigable Mesh
  • Behaviors: seek goals; waypoints; exits
  • Path planning: locally quickest
  • Door choice: minimizing traveling cost

April 2016
Pathfinder Version 2016.1.0229 x64

Case Study: Casa da Música

  • International tender under - Porto 2001 European Culture Capital (em 1999) – Winning bid: Arq. Rem Koolhaas OMA
  • Construction begun 1999 / Opening April 15th, 2005

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