A kinematic wave model for emergency evacuation planning

Emergency evacuation plans are important in reducing damages caused by natural or human-made disasters. A framework for developing and evaluating evacuation strategies based on a kinematic wave model of network vehicular traffic is presented. A measure of the effectiveness of evacuation plans is discussed and the model is applied to a simple road network. This model is suitable for emergency evacuations, since road networks can be easily set up and calibrated, computational cost is independent of the number of vehicles, and traffic congestions caused by capacities of road links and network structure can be effectively simulated. For the covering abstract see ITRD E140665.

  • Authors:
    • QIU, K F
    • Chen, Long
    • Wang, Zhangu
  • Publication Date: 2007


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  • Accession Number: 01148860
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jan 25 2010 8:55AM