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Simulation of pedestrian crowds in normal and evacuation situations

  title={Simulation of pedestrian crowds in normal and evacuation situations},
  author={Dirk Helbing and Ill{\'e}s J. Farkas and P{\'e}ter Moln{\'a}r and Tam{\'a}s Vicsek},
Starting with a short review of the available literature in the field of pedestrian and evacuation research, an overview is given over the observed collective phenomena in pedestrian crowds. This includes lane formation in corridors and oscillations at bottlenecks in normal situations, while different kinds of blocked states are produced in panic situations. By means of molecular-dynamic-like microsimulations based on a generalized force model of interactive pedestrian dynamics, the spatio… 
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