Creating Passengers in Batches for Simulation

Richard Peters and Sam Dean

Wednesday 20th September 2017

Lift passengers often travel together in groups rather than alone. In passenger generation for lift simulation these groups are referred to as batches, with the distribution of batch sizes sometimes presented in tabular form. This paper demonstrates how this distribution of batch sizes can be formulated. The advantage this has for users of simulation software is that the prospective grouping of passengers can be entered as a single number corresponding to the average batch size. The distribution of batch sizes generated using the new approach is compared with site survey data. Historically, most simulations have ignored grouping, effectively using a batch size of 1. The impact of using a batch sizes other than 1 for simulation results is discussed.

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