Visual Interactive Lift Simulator

Muna Hamdi and David Mulvaney

Tuesday 1st October 1996

In modern high-rise buildings, a suitable control algorithm has to be chosen so that lifts can respond to passenger requests in such a way as to transport them quickly and efficiently to their destinations. The aim of the current work is to assess new scheduling policies and intelligent monitoring techniques, to aid the design of new lift systems and to improve the performance of existing installations. To achieve this, a lift simulator has been implemented to allow the modular comparison of alternative scheduling and monitoring approaches and to provide an accurate model of lift dynamics, landing calls and car calls, door opening times and passenger movements.

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