Crowd safety: prototyping for the future: Summary report showing how the science for “pedestrian flow” can keep up with demographic change

Research output: Book/ReportReport


This report presents the final output from the project Crowd safety: prototyping for the future. The research includes a scoping study focusing on determining primary parameters for pedestrian movement and experimental results on movement in various conditions that focus on movement speed, contact distance and movement behaviour. A parametric model for predicting movement is presented based on this research and finally a road map is proposed that outlines the relevant steps for future research on pedestrian movement and human behaviour in a hazardous situation.


External organisations
  • Canterbury University
  • University of Ulster
  • University College Dublin
  • Autodesk Inc
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Other Civil Engineering


  • evacuation, pedestrian movement, pedestrian flow, anthropometric data, human behaviour in fire, parametric analysis, biomechanics, roadmap, demographic change
Translated title of the contributionSäkerhet för personflöden: Sammanfattning av arbete om hur personflöden kan beskrivas utifrån förändrade demografiska förhållanden
Original languageEnglish
Commissioning bodyBrandforsk
Number of pages57
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Mar 5
Publication categoryResearch

Publication series

NameFire Safety Engineering

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