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Title: Impacts of high resolution data on traveler compliance levels in emergency evacuation simulations

In this article, we conducted a comparison study of evacuation assignment based on Traffic Analysis Zones (TAZ) and high resolution LandScan USA Population Cells (LPC) with detailed real world roads network. A platform for evacuation modeling built on high resolution population distribution data and activity-based microscopic traffic simulation was proposed. This platform can be extended to any cities in the world. The results indicated that evacuee compliance behavior affects evacuation efficiency with traditional TAZ assignment, but it did not significantly compromise the performance with high resolution LPC assignment. The TAZ assignment also underestimated the real travel time during evacuation. This suggests that high data resolution can improve the accuracy of traffic modeling and simulation. The evacuation manager should consider more diverse assignment during emergency evacuation to avoid congestions.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [1] ;  [1]
  1. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
  2. Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States)
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
AC05-00OR22725
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
International Journal of Intelligent Transport Systems Research
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: International Journal of Intelligent Transport Systems Research; Journal ID: ISSN 1348-8503
Publisher:
Springer
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) Program
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING
OSTI Identifier:
1261379

Lu, Wei, Han, Lee D., Liu, Cheng, and Bhaduri, Budhendra L.. Impacts of high resolution data on traveler compliance levels in emergency evacuation simulations. United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.1007/s13177-016-0125-z.
Lu, Wei, Han, Lee D., Liu, Cheng, & Bhaduri, Budhendra L.. Impacts of high resolution data on traveler compliance levels in emergency evacuation simulations. United States. doi:10.1007/s13177-016-0125-z.
Lu, Wei, Han, Lee D., Liu, Cheng, and Bhaduri, Budhendra L.. 2016. "Impacts of high resolution data on traveler compliance levels in emergency evacuation simulations". United States. doi:10.1007/s13177-016-0125-z. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1261379.
@article{osti_1261379,
title = {Impacts of high resolution data on traveler compliance levels in emergency evacuation simulations},
author = {Lu, Wei and Han, Lee D. and Liu, Cheng and Bhaduri, Budhendra L.},
abstractNote = {In this article, we conducted a comparison study of evacuation assignment based on Traffic Analysis Zones (TAZ) and high resolution LandScan USA Population Cells (LPC) with detailed real world roads network. A platform for evacuation modeling built on high resolution population distribution data and activity-based microscopic traffic simulation was proposed. This platform can be extended to any cities in the world. The results indicated that evacuee compliance behavior affects evacuation efficiency with traditional TAZ assignment, but it did not significantly compromise the performance with high resolution LPC assignment. The TAZ assignment also underestimated the real travel time during evacuation. This suggests that high data resolution can improve the accuracy of traffic modeling and simulation. The evacuation manager should consider more diverse assignment during emergency evacuation to avoid congestions.},
doi = {10.1007/s13177-016-0125-z},
journal = {International Journal of Intelligent Transport Systems Research},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {5}
}