This paper proposes a multiscale vision to human crowds which provides a consistent description at the three possible modeling scales, namely, microscopic, mesoscopic, and macroscopic. The proposed approach moves from interactions at the microscopic scale and shows how the same modeling principles lead to kinetic and hydrodynamic models. Hence, a unified framework is developed which permits to derive models at each scale using the same principles and similar parameters. This approach can be used to simulate crowd dynamics in complex environments composed of interconnected areas, where the most appropriate scale of description can be selected for each area. This offers a pathway to the development of a multiscale computational model which has the capability to optimize the granularity of the description depending on the pedestrian local flow conditions. An important feature of the modeling at each scale is that the complex interaction between emotional states of walkers and their motion is taken into account.
|Journal||Mathematical Models and Methods in Applied Sciences|
|Early online date||12 Dec 2019|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 2020|
- Crowd dynamics
- living systems
- multiscale vision
- social dynamics