Beyond the Up Peak

Dr Richard D Peters and Dr Anthony C M Sung

Monday 1st May 2000

The up peak round trip time calculation (UPRTTC) was designed to be performed by hand. Implemented in software, the UPRTTC can now be performed quickly and efficiently. However, the UPRTTC is incapable of assessing the performance of all but up peak traffic in buildings with the main entrance on the lowest floor. More flexible analysis techniques are possible with calculations designed specifically to be implemented on computers. In this paper the authors compare two established software based techniques - General Analysis and Simulation - with the UPRTTC, discuss their relative merits, and compare the outcomes for some example buildings.

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