Simulation of Evacuation in Case of Natural Disasters

Evacuation planning is fundamental to ensure that most people can be evacuated to a safe area when a natural disaster occurs. This paper takes the city of Hoboken. The main challenge in this paper is to determine which are the main variables that a ffects the routing to safe areas. The paper shows the evacuation network within a city model described in Aimsun Simulator. We propose an Aimsun scenarios described in microscopic scenarios under di fferent restrictions that approach to solve the evacuation routing through Hoboken City. This problem involves objectives that need to be achieved simultaneously, such as time minimization of total evacuation time, minimal cumulative traffic congestion, which are the main factors that allow an evacuation to be more time efficient and How does the evacuation affect the population's resilience or ability to recover.

AUTHOR: Edwin Martin Cruz Colin