In this work, we investigate aspects of building design that can be optimized. Architectural features that we explore include pillar placement in simple corridors, doorway placement in buildings, and agent placement for information dispersement in an evacuation. The metrics utilized are tuned to the specific scenarios we study, which include continuous flow pedestrian movement and building evacuation. We use Multidimensional Direct Search (MDS) optimization with an extreme barrier criteria to find optimal placements while enforcing building constraints. © 2013 IEEE.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||2013 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems|
|Publisher||Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)|
|Number of pages||8|
|State||Published - Nov 2013|