TITLE

Judge's Commentary: The Outstanding Hurricane Evacuation Papers

AUTHOR(S)
Parker, Mark
PUB. DATE
September 2001
SOURCE
UMAP Journal;Fall2001, Vol. 22 Issue 3, p337
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents the author's comments on several papers that gave the mathematical model for hurricane evacuation. The macroscopic approach taken by teams considered traffic on a particular highway to be a stream, and a flow rate for the stream was characterized. The microscopic approach taken by the teams was to use the spacing between and the speeds of individual vehicles to determine the flow. Many teams took the optimal flow from one of the macroscopic approaches and used it as the basis for a larger model. Many teams also used simulation models to determine evacuation times under a variety of scenarios.
ACCESSION #
21624720

 

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