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Escalator or Stair capacity
« on: August 18, 2017, 01:08:50 am »

How can we achieve a desired staircase/escalator flow capacity in Pathfinder simulation?
E.g. Let's say that a moving escalator(width 1m) has the capacity of 120 persons/minute. But when i model this escalator (speed 1m/s) in pathfinder, the escalator door flow rate is around 90 persons/minute.
1) Is there any specific method by which we can specify the capacity of these egress elements?
2) Also, the occupants on the escalator seems to be moving in a single file i.e. only one person occupy each step. While Escalator of width 1m is designed such that two occupants can stand together 
   at the step. How can we rectify this?