Time: The tutor for this online course is based in Barcelona, so the course will start at 9:00h and end at 13.30h (Central European Time).
Platform: We use Microsoft Teams for most of our online classes. If you have a software or security issue, please let us know and we will accommodate your needs.
How to install our software: Once you have signed up, we will send you two-step installation instructions for a temporary training license of Aimsun Next software. Please start this process 48 hours before the course starts to allow time for trouble shooting.
This training course guides you through the process of simulating pedestrians in an Aimsun Next microscopic simulation. You’ll learn the basics of the social force model, how to put together all the required pieces to run a pedestrian simulation and how to manage pedestrian flows interacting with other road users in a truly multimodal way.
Next, you’ll master handling conflicts between pedestrians and motorized vehicles at signalized as well as unsignalized intersections. You’ll also learn how to make pedestrians use public transportation and how to model their choice between walking and taking public transportation. Finally, you will evaluate the pedestrian simulation, examine its different applications and learn how to extend the mobility modeling workflow (for example the possibility of using Dynamic Public Transport Assignment to get skims for the four-step model).
It’s important to note that the pedestrian model embedded in Aimsun Next is designed to increase the realism of urban studies modeling multimodal networks, so this training course is primarily aimed at practitioners and engineers with a strong focus on road networks. For modeling high-fidelity pedestrian flows inside terminals and other buildings, you’ll need to use Aimsun Next in conjunction with third-party tools, such as Legion’s pedestrian simulator.