How it works
SIMULATE – when pedestrian flows have to be managed efficiently and safely
The potential applications of SIMULATE are as varied as urban challenges themselves. These include safety-related issues like the evacuation of large buildings or large events, business management tasks such as optimising customer flows in shopping malls, or new approaches in the design of buses, trains, and bus/tram stops.
Hands-on simulation and analysis at the cutting edge of research and technology
Visitor, passenger, and customer flows in virtual environments are simulated using software tools developed at the AIT and decades worth of research. Structural adjustments such as changes to passages, or organisational measures like diversions can be demonstrated and analysed in 2D/3D animations. Measurement data from the actual infrastructure can also be included.
Optimising, increasing efficiency, minimising risks and potential dangers
Various optimisation goals can be achieved depending on the task set – this also includes mapping of highly specialised cases, such as the movements of patients in hospitals. Another example is the ideal use of limited space in airports under consideration of security, comfort and commercial aspects.
SIMULATE is a scientifically validated AIT method
The methods we use in SIMULATE are scientifically recognised and the result of years of research in crowd dynamics. Comprehensive data from a large number of real person flow analyses is a key component of the models and methods used.
Flow simulations improve your decision basis
SIMULATE simulates pedestrian flows, displays flow rates and shows main routes and potential bottlenecks. Scenarios for structural and organisational measures can be analysed in movement models as well as in virtual environments. The results can then be presented using 2D and 3D animations as well as a number of evaluation methods.
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