Based on classical simulations techniques, a new parallel tool has originated, which is specifically developed to imitate and represent human behaviour.
Based on mathematical models, one can simulate entire facilities such as train stations, airports, stadiums, ferries, town fairs and much more. In the simulation, each persons behaviour is computed based on the individuals immediate environment, including other persons behaviour, posting of signs and events like an arriving train.
Using simulation, one may identify focus zones where crowds have tendencies to gather. From this, structural engineers, event planners and other relevant personnel can make decisions on optimal placement of key points such as food and drinking booths, emergency stations, advertising signs, bins etc. to maximise profit and improve the general flow. Likewise, risk planners and safety experts may simulate the effect of different action plans and layouts of evacuation routes, placement of emergency exits, safety stations, number of safety personnel, maximum number of guests etc.
Hereto, correct planning of infrastructural functions is carried out, including the number of entrances, width on corridors, number and placement of toilets and much more.
Social distancing – COVID-19
COVID-19 has demanded new standards in regards of social distancing to other persons. As a result, it may be difficult for managers in the restauration and retail industry to serve customers, while on the same time ensuring that they comply with guidelines issued by authorities.
Crowd Simulation can be profited by in exactly these contexts such as café and restaurants, hotels, shops, shopping malls etc. Here, one may simulate the output of different layouts to maximise the number of customers at any point of time and at the same time maintain a safe environment for the customers.