Up Peak RTT calculations

Introduction to the concept of the Up Peak Round Trip Time (RTT) calculation and its implementation in Elevate. The up peak RTT calculation is widely applied to office buildings and is based on the analysis of the morning incoming peak. All passengers are assumed to arrive at the ground floor and travel up the building.  Examples of low and high rise office buildings including express zones.

General Analysis RTT calculations

Introduction to the General Analysis RTT calculation and its implementation in Elevate. This RTT calculation is similar in approach to the up peak calculation, but allows people to arrive at any floor. Applied in its advanced mode, the General Analysis RTT allows you to define a complete arrival rate and destination probability matrix. Example to compare calculation results with the Up Peak RTT. Examples to apply additional features of General Analysis. Limitations of RTT calculations.

Simulation Calculations

RTT calculations are based on the analysis of a single, average "round trip" of an elevator. In simulation the movement of every passenger and every elevator is modeled. Description of the implementation of simulation in Elevate. Discussion of features unique to simulation. Examples. Comparison of results between simulation and RTT calculations. 

Control Systems

Introduction to elevator dispatching. Discussion of control systems implemented in Elevate's simulation including conventional and destination control. Review of other AI technologies applied in elevator control systems. Understanding important issues which can cause even intelligent dispatcher perform badly. Examples.