Synchronization effects in the dynamical behavior of elevators

Journal article
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Publication Details

Author(s): Pöschel T, Gallas JA
Journal: Physical Review E
Publication year: 1994
Volume: 50
Journal issue: 4
Pages range: 2654-2659
ISSN: 1063-651X
eISSN: 2470-0053
Language: English


We simulate the dynamical behavior of M elevators serving N floors of a building in which a Poisson distribution of persons call elevators. Our simulation reproduces the jamming effect typically seen in large buildings when a large number of persons decide to leave the building simultaneously. The collective behavior of the elevators involves characteristics similar to those observed in systems of coupled oscillators. In addition, there is an apparently rule-free critical population density above which elevators start to arrive synchronously at the ground floor. © 1994 The American Physical Society.

FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Pöschel, Thorsten Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Multiscale Simulation of Particulate Systems

External institutions with authors

Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH (FZJ)

How to cite

Pöschel, T., & Gallas, J.A. (1994). Synchronization effects in the dynamical behavior of elevators. Physical Review E, 50(4), 2654-2659.

Pöschel, Thorsten, and Jason A. Gallas. "Synchronization effects in the dynamical behavior of elevators." Physical Review E 50.4 (1994): 2654-2659.


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