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Microscopic models simulate individuals and their predictions should resemble what is observed on average from real pedestrians: smooth movements, large accelerations, no restriction in the walking direction, good collision avoidance and (occasional) sidestepping.   These models result in complex discrete dynamics, reflected by the individual movements and collective patterns that must be correctly represented.    The task of calibrating and validating microscopic pedestrian models provide many challenges. Pedestrian models present many variables and must be thoroughly shown to deliver accurate predictions in several situations occurring in pedestrian facilities.  In this seminar, we will present methodologies and investigations on calibration and validation that improve the probability of obtaining accurate and significant parameters for general use (not specialized on situations).



Short Biography:


Graduated in 1988 as Aeronautic Engineer at the Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronautica in Brazil. In 1999 received his Masters Science in Computer Science specialization in Artificial Intelligence at the Instituto Militar de Engenharia in Brazil. Since 2002 he is involved as system modeller and developer in architecture and urban planning projects looking for ways to use distributed computational techniques to solve complex spatial problems. He developed systems for the architect Arnold Waltz in Stuttgart (DE), Maxwan Architects and Planners and KCAP – Kees Cristiaanse and Partners in Rotterdam (NL). Between 2004 and 2006 he was partner with architects Ana Dzokic, Marc Neelen in Stealth is a multidisciplinary collaborative focusing on projects that take a wide view on urban society and its impact on space.

Currently he is a researcher at the Faculty of Civil Engineering in the Transportation Department at the Delft University of Technology. He is the main developer of the pedestrian simulation tool called Nomad. During its research at the Delft University of Technology, he participated in several applied works involving the assessment of pedestrian behaviors mostly using the Nomad simulation tool.

Since 2011 he is also a consultant for the Metro Company of the city of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. In this work he is assessing the pedestrian flows in the stations, platforms and behaviors in the boarding and alighting processes. The aim is to diminish the present bottlenecks and prevent new ones after the increase of 40% more train offer.


Il seminario è aperto a tutti gli interessati.

Per informazioni:  Prof.ssa Stefania Bandini




In archivio dal: 26/01/2017



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