In recent years, simulation has been used to investigate building-occupant relations while focusing on pedestrian movement, day-to-day occupancy, and energy use. Most of these efforts employ discrete-time simulation, where building and occupant properties are constantly updated at fixed time steps to reflect building and occupant dynamics. Real-world occupant behavior, however, involves a variety of decision-making patterns that unfold over different time scales and are often triggered by discrete events rather than gradual change. In working toward a platform supporting the full range of human activities in buildings, we embed a discrete-time occupant movement simulator called SteerSuite within a general-purpose discrete-event simulation framework called SyDEVS. With preexisting SteerSuite functions providing low-level steering behavior, and newly implemented SyDEVS nodes providing high-level planning behavior, our prototype represents a multi-level and multiparadigm approach to occupant simulation for building design applications.
|Number of pages||8|
|State||Published - 2019|
|Event||10th Annual Symposium on Simulation for Architecture and Urban Design, SimAUD 2019 - Atlanta, United States|
Duration: 7 Apr 2019 → 9 Apr 2019
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This research has been partially funded by grants from the NSERC Discovery and Create programs, NSF IIS-1703883, NSF SAS-1723869, DARPA SocialSim-W911NF-17-C-0098, and the Murray Fellowship. We thank Taewon Kim and Nikhil Jiju for their contribution to this project.
© 2019 Society for Modeling & Simulation International (SCS).
- Building occupants
- Multi-level decision-making
- Multi-paradigm simulation
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Computer Networks and Communications