ON THE INTERPLAY BETWEEN BEHAVIORAL DYNAMICS AND SOCIAL INTERACTIONS IN HUMAN CROWDS

Nicola Bellomo*, Livio Gibelli, Nisrine Outada

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Abstract

This paper presents a computational modeling approach to the dynamics of human crowds, where social interactions can have an important influence on the behavioral dynamics of pedestrians. The modeling of the contagion and propagation of emotional states is carried out by looking at real physical situations where safety problems might arise in some specific circumstances. The approach is based on the methods of the kinetic theory of active particles. The evacuation of a metro station is simulated to enlighten the role of the emotional state in the overall dynamics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)397-409
Number of pages13
JournalKinetic and Related Models
Volume12
Issue number2
Early online date27 Nov 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2019

Keywords

  • Crowd dynamics
  • living systems
  • complexity
  • kinetic theory
  • social dynamics
  • stress propagation
  • KINETIC-THEORY
  • MODELS
  • MICROSCALE
  • PARTICLES
  • SYSTEMS

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