This title appears in the Scientific Report : 2014 

Quantitative Validation of PEDFLOW for Description of Unidirectional Pedestrian Dynamics
Zhang, J. (Corresponding Author)
Britto, D. / Chraibi, M. / Löhner, R. / Haug, E. / Gawenat, B.
Jülich Supercomputing Center; JSC
2 S. 733–738
Transportation Research Procedia
The Conference on Pedestrian and Evacuation Dynamics 2014, Delft (The Netherlands), 2014-10-22 - 2014-10-25
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Computational Science and Mathematical Methods
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The results of a systematic quantitative validation of PEDFLOW based on the experimental data from FZJ are presented. Uni- directional flow experiments, totaling 28 different combinations with varying entry, corridor and exit widths, were considered. The condition imposed on PEDFLOW was that all the cases should be run with the same input parameters. The exit times and fundamental diagrams for the measuring region were evaluated and compared. This validation process led to modifications and enhancements of the model underlying PEDFLOW. The preliminary conclusions indicate that the results agree well for densities smaller than 3 m-2 and a good agreement is observed even at high densities for the corridors with bcor = 2.4 m, and bcor = 3.0 m. For densities between 1 and 2 m-2 the specific flow and velocities are underpredicted by PEDFLOW.