2015 Volume 28 Issue 5 Pages 213-220
In this paper, a study of optimal guide method is discussed to effectively evacuate people in floor in building by using agent simulation. The agent simulation is developed to evaluate behavior of evacuee. Guide sign is focused on to effectively evacuate people in floor. Mathematical model is constructed to decide the optimal locations of emergency guide sign. The agent simulation is performed to evaluate the optimal locations of the signs obtained by the mathematical model. Furthermore, Guide Support Sign system which dynamically controls direction of exit is proposed to effectively guide evacuee under the condition that people are ununiformly distributed on the floor. The effectiveness of the Guide Support Sign system is evaluated by the agent simulation.