Analysis of Passenger Group Behaviour and Its Impact on Passenger Flow using an Agent-based Model

Lin Cheng, Clinton Fookes, Vikas Reddy, Prasad Yarlagadda

Abstract

Group interaction within crowds is a common phenomenon and has great influence on pedestrian behaviour. This paper investigates the impact of passenger group dynamics using an agent-based simulation method for the outbound passenger process at airports. Unlike most passenger-flow models that treat passengers as individual agents, the proposed model additionally incorporates their group dynamics as well. The simulation compares passenger behaviour at airport processes and discretionary services under different group formations. Results from experiments (both qualitative and quantitative) show that incorporating group attributes, in particular, the interactions with fellow travellers and wavers can have significant influence on passenger’s activity preference as well as the performance and utilisation of services in airport terminals. The model also provides a convenient way to investigate the effectiveness of airport space design and service allocations, which can contribute to positive passenger experiences. The model was created using AnyLogic software and its parameters were initialised using recent research data published in the literature.

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Cheng L., Fookes C., Reddy V. and Yarlagadda P. (2014). Analysis of Passenger Group Behaviour and Its Impact on Passenger Flow using an Agent-based Model . In Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications - Volume 1: SIMULTECH, ISBN 978-989-758-038-3, pages 733-738. DOI: 10.5220/0005086807330738


in Bibtex Style

@conference{simultech14,
author={Lin Cheng and Clinton Fookes and Vikas Reddy and Prasad Yarlagadda},
title={Analysis of Passenger Group Behaviour and Its Impact on Passenger Flow using an Agent-based Model},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications - Volume 1: SIMULTECH,},
year={2014},
pages={733-738},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0005086807330738},
isbn={978-989-758-038-3},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications - Volume 1: SIMULTECH,
TI - Analysis of Passenger Group Behaviour and Its Impact on Passenger Flow using an Agent-based Model
SN - 978-989-758-038-3
AU - Cheng L.
AU - Fookes C.
AU - Reddy V.
AU - Yarlagadda P.
PY - 2014
SP - 733
EP - 738
DO - 10.5220/0005086807330738