This second edition of this well-respected book covers all aspects of the traffic design and control of vertical transportation systems in buildings, making it an essential reference for vertical transportation engineers, other members of the design team, and researchers. The book introduces the basic principles of circulation, outlines traffic design methods and examines and analyses traffic control using worked examples and case studies to illustrate key points. The latest analysis techniques are set out, and the book is up-to-date with current technology. A unique and well-established book, this much-needed new edition features extensive updates to technology and practice, drawing on the latest international research.
1. Introduction PART A 2. Principles of interior circulation & circulation elements 3. Escalator and moving walk circulation Circulation case studies PART B 4. Principles of classical lift traffic design 5. Evaluating the round trip time equation 6. Determination of passenger demand & an improved design procedure 7. Uppeak traffic calculations: limitations and assumptions 8. Consideration of lift function, building form, building function, uppeak boosters and disadvantage transportation and their effect on the round trip time equation 9. General philosophy of lift traffic design by calculation Traffic case studies PART C 10. Legacy traffic control 11. Computer based traffic control 12. Overview of modern lift group control systems 13. Advanced analysis of uppeak PART D 14. Advanced analysis of down peak 15. Advanced analysis of interfloor traffic 16. Midday traffic PART E 17. Simulation and computer aided design 18. Advanced techniques 19. Traffic surveys 20. Current trends and future developments Appendix