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SiFlo: An Agent-based Model to simulate inhabitants’ behavior during a flood event

SiFlo: An Agent-based Model to simulate inhabitants’ behavior during a flood event (version 1.0.0)

SiFlo is an ABM dedicated to simulate flood events in urban areas. It considers the water flowing and the reaction of the inhabitants. The inhabitants would be able to perform different actions regarding the flood: protection (protect their house, their equipment and furniture…), evacuation (considering traffic model), get and give information (considering imperfect knowledge), etc. A special care was taken to model the inhabitant behavior: the inhabitants should be able to build complex reasoning, to have emotions, to follow or not instructions, to have incomplete knowledge about the flood, to interfere with other inhabitants, to find their way on the road network. The model integrates the closure of roads and the danger a flooded road can represent. Furthermore, it considers the state of the infrastructures and notably protection infrastructures as dyke. Then, it allows to simulate a dyke breaking. The model intends to be generic and flexible whereas provide a fine geographic description of the case study. In this perspective, the model is able to directly import GIS data to reproduce any territory. The following sections expose the main elements of the model.

Release Notes

Tested with GAMA 1.8.1.

To run the model: download GAMA 1.8.1: https://github.com/gama-platform/gama/releases/tag/1.8.1 import the model: https://gama-platform.github.io/wiki/ImportingModels Open the model: models: FloodCiotat_22_06_21_v3.gaml


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.comses.net/codebases/3f2fe713-d7c0-47c8-876e-f5ebaabe5bc1/releases/1.0.0/