Topological network design of pedestrian networks
The design and analysis of series, merge, and splitting topologies of pedestrian networks is presented and an analytical approximation methodology is developed to compute the network performance measures. State dependent queuing networks are appropriate tools for modelling congestion in vehicular and pedestrian traffic networks, and many others where congestion occurs due to a decay in the service rate with increased density of customer traffic. This paper focuses on models for pedestrian network design. Also, an optimization methodology is developed for determining the optimal capacity requirements of these networks and extensive experimental results are included.