KAUST Grant NumberKUS-C1-016-04
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AbstractIn this work, we investigate aspects of building design that can be optimized. Architectural features that we explore include pillar placement in simple corridors, doorway placement in buildings, and agent placement for information dispersement in an evacuation. The metrics utilized are tuned to the specific scenarios we study, which include continuous flow pedestrian movement and building evacuation. We use Multidimensional Direct Search (MDS) optimization with an extreme barrier criteria to find optimal placements while enforcing building constraints. © 2013 IEEE.
CitationRodriguez S, Yinghua Zhang, Gans N, Amato NM (2013) Optimizing aspects of pedestrian traffic in building designs. 2013 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/IROS.2013.6696521.
SponsorsThe work of Rodriguez and Amato is supported in part by N S F awardsCRI-0551685, CCF-0833199, CCF-0830753, IIS-096053, IIS-0917266 byTHECB NHARP award 000512-0097-2009, by Chevron, IBM, Intel, Oracle/Sun and by Award KUS-C1-016-04, made by King Abdullah Universityof Science and Technology (KAUST).