Agent Based Modeling Framework for Wildfire Evacuation in Damaged Transportation Settings

The main goal of this study is to support effective evacuation planning by developing an agent-based modeling framework for wildfire evacuation in damaged transportation settings. The framework will predict traffic conditions during an evacuation and identify the critical parts of the transportation network for pre-fire risk mitigation actions aimed at improving mobility during a wildfire evacuation. To achieve the goal, the project will perform an online survey of residents in the PNW region to collect information on human behaviors during a wildfire evacuation, which will be used to characterize individual evacuees’ decision sequence in agent-based model. Other types of data (e.g., weather and vegetation patterns, topography, transportation network, and building distribution in Spokane, Washington) will also be collected to perform wildfire simulation, vulnerability assessment, and traffic simulation.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $80000
  • Contract Numbers:

    69A355174110

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Washington State University, Pullman

    Civil & Environmental Engineering Department
    PO Box 642910
    Pullman, WA  United States  99164-2910
  • Project Managers:

    Lee, Ji Yun

  • Performing Organizations:

    Washington State University, Pullman

    Civil & Environmental Engineering Department
    PO Box 642910
    Pullman, WA  United States  99164-2910
  • Principal Investigators:

    Lee, Ji Yun

  • Start Date: 20210516
  • Expected Completion Date: 20220515
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01784880
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium
  • Contract Numbers: 69A355174110
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Oct 15 2021 6:47PM