We study the motion of pedestrians through obscure corridors where the lack of visibility hides the precise position of the exits. Using a lattice model, we explore the effects of cooperation on the overall exit flux (evacuation rate). More precisely, we study the effect of the buddying threshold (of no exclusion per site) on the dynamics of the crowd. In some cases, we note that if the evacuees tend to cooperate and act altruistically, then their collective action tends to favor the occurrence of disasters. (C) 2012 Academie des sciences. Published by Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.

Can cooperation slow down emergency evacuations? / Cirillo, Emilio Nicola Maria; Emilio N. M., Cirillo; Muntean, Adrian. - In: COMPTES RENDUS MECANIQUE. - ISSN 1631-0721. - STAMPA. - 340:9(2012), pp. 625-628. [10.1016/j.crme.2012.09.003]

Can cooperation slow down emergency evacuations?

CIRILLO, Emilio Nicola Maria;
2012

Abstract

We study the motion of pedestrians through obscure corridors where the lack of visibility hides the precise position of the exits. Using a lattice model, we explore the effects of cooperation on the overall exit flux (evacuation rate). More precisely, we study the effect of the buddying threshold (of no exclusion per site) on the dynamics of the crowd. In some cases, we note that if the evacuees tend to cooperate and act altruistically, then their collective action tends to favor the occurrence of disasters. (C) 2012 Academie des sciences. Published by Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.
File allegati a questo prodotto
Non ci sono file associati a questo prodotto.

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: https://hdl.handle.net/11573/483640
 Attenzione

Attenzione! I dati visualizzati non sono stati sottoposti a validazione da parte dell'ateneo

Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? ND
  • Scopus 22
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? 17
social impact