Holistic modelling of evacuation in urban infrastructure systems

Started: October 2018

Supervisor: Dr Arnab Majumdar

Industry Partner: Lloyd's Register Foundation

Description of Research

The aim of the research is to assess the impact of safe evacuation following a major unexpected shock event on a city’s network. As part of this, a microsimulation model of evacuation is to be developed that reflects human behaviour, which will then be coupled with the disaster modelling and then with transport modelling. The outputs of such holistic model aims to inform the front-line operators and the first responders of the bigger picture of the impact on the city to better facilitate evacuation and other responses for major emergencies.