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Rail Station in STEPS pedestrian modelling software Rail Station in STEPS pedestrian modelling software

Key features

STEPS employs a modern agent-based approach which predicts the movement of individuals (virtual people) through 3D space. This is in contrast to the older generation of pedestrian models which treat the problem as one of a continuum flow.

The major advantages of agent-based models are that they give a more realistic representation of pedestrian movement and allow the elucidation of subtle but important details of pedestrian movement, thereby giving much greater insight to the designer.

Key features of STEPS include:

  • 3D approach
  • Import of BIM files
  • Use of multiple cores
  • Advanced lift modelling capabilities
  • Interactions between people and 3D vehicles
  • High quality visual outputs
  • Full capability in both normal operations and evacuation
  • Allowance for culturally-specific walking speed distributions
  • Import of smoke data from various CFD packages
  • Practical engineering tool
  • Entities' decisions based on minimizing time rather than distance
  • Algorithms employed are always made clear to the users

Station imported through BIM into STEPS

BIM Interface

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Modelling Output

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Smoke in tunnel in STEPS pedestrian modelling software

Smoke Data

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