A Framework for Airport Evacuation: Assessment of Landside Capacity Using Micro-Meso Simulation Tool

Safe and rapid evacuation of airport terminal occupants is critical in an emergency event (e.g., acts of terrorism, fire, power outages, natural disasters, bomb threats). In some instances, and based on the nature of the emergency, it may also be appropriate to consider facilitating the relocation of occupants to safe locations at some distance from the threat area (either on or off-airport). Such research would need to consider a wide array of transportation facilities and resources, including vehicles, on-airport roadways and parking; mass transit access and service; and the regional transportation network. The complexity of the analysis suggests potential benefit from using a micro-meso simulation tool to model flows across the network, determine their impact, and evaluate various scenarios. Modeling would also enable stakeholders to better understand the impact on their systems and their role during the response. The objective of this research is to help airports and their stakeholders improve terminal evacuation strategies, including the relocation of occupants to safe locations through the use of a micro-meso simulation tool.


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  • Status: Proposed
  • Funding: $400000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 04-26

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Airport Cooperative Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001

    Federal Aviation Administration

    800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20591
  • Project Managers:

    Griffin, Matthew

  • Start Date: 20200817
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01748061
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 04-26
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Aug 17 2020 3:04PM