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Discrete Dynamics in Nature and Society
Volume 2016, Article ID 5625286, 7 pages
Research Article

Modeling the Separating Pedestrian Flow in T-Shaped Passage Based on Guide Sign

1School of Transportation, Jilin University, Changchun, Jilin 130025, China
2School of Management, Jilin University, Changchun, Jilin 130025, China

Received 4 June 2016; Accepted 11 July 2016

Academic Editor: Chris Goodrich

Copyright © 2016 Hong-fei Jia et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Considering the actual situation of separating pedestrian flow in T-shaped passage, the guide sign is set to guide the pedestrians and subconscious strength is introduced to show the effect of guide sign. Pedestrian subconscious strength model is established, and the subconscious strength calculation result is added to the pedestrian simulation model which is based on cellular automata. On the platform of MATLAB software, separating pedestrian flow simulation with the effect of guide sign is realized. Simulations indicate that, compared with the separating pedestrian flow without guide sign, the efficiency of pedestrians passing with guide sign is higher. Analyzing the effect of guide sign in different positions, the suitable position of guide sign is obtained.