Running the Analysis

Introduction

When you have finished entering data, you can start the analysis by selecting Analysis, Run, or by pressing the  or button on the Toolbar.  You can stop the analysis before it is finished by selecting Analysis, Stop or by pressing  on the Toolbar.  However, if you Stop the analysis before it is finished, Elevate will not display any results.  A pause button  is also available.  The Pause and look  option allows you to view a complete list of the passengers during a simulation and their current status.  The status of each elevator, hall calls, car calls, and destination floors is also available.

You can zoom in and out of the Analysis display screen by selecting View, Zoom In or View, Zoom Out.  Alternatively, press the  and  buttons on the Toolbar.

Your selection of Measurement System in Analysis Data will determine whether Elevate displays values in Metric or U.S. units.  Metric units will be assumed for discussion in this chapter.

Display during analysis

When an Up peak, Enhanced up peak, General Analysis or Double Deck General Analysis calculation is being performed, details of the configuration being analysed (number of elevators, capacity and speed) are displayed.


Figure 13   RTT Calculation Display

When a simulation is running, you are given a full visual display of the elevators’ operation.



Figure 14   Simulation Display

Floor Names

The Floor Names are displayed, as entered in Building Data.  The floor-to-floor heights are drawn to scale according to the Floor Levels, also entered in Building Data.


People Waiting

Indicates the number of people waiting at each landing at the current time.


Elevators

Elevators are displayed according to their current position and door status:

Indicates that the elevator’s doors are fully closed.

Indicates that the elevator’s doors are opening or closing.

Indicates that the elevator’s doors are fully open.


Rear door status is also displayed, for example, in the following picture the front doors are opening and the rear doors are fully open:


Hall and Car Calls

Hall and car calls are displayed according to their status:


Indicates up and down hall calls have been registered by waiting passengers.


Indicates one or more destination calls have been registered.  Calls are aligned with the floors on which they are registered.


Indicates car calls registered by the passengers travelling in each elevator.  Car calls are aligned with the floors for which they are registered.

p
Indicates a parking call which is used to re-locate an “idle” car.  This parking call does not open the elevator doors on arrival (see Dispatcher in Analysis Data).

po 
Indicates a parking call which is used to re-locate an “idle” car.  This parking call opens the elevator doors on arrival (see Dispatcher inAnalysis Data).


Time

Indicates the current time of the simulation in the format, hours : minutes : seconds.


AWT

Indicates the Average Waiting Time of passengers whose calls have already been answered, in seconds. Average Waiting Time is discussed in more detail in Report Options.


ATT

Indicates the Average Transit Time of passengers who have already completed their journey, in seconds. Average Transit Time is discussed in more detail in Report Options.


Direction

Indicates the current direction of the elevator, as is normally indicated at landings using directional arrows above elevator doors.


Position

Indicates the absolute vertical position of the elevator, in metres, at the current simulation time.  This is calculated from the floor levels, taking into account the distance travelled on any particular journey.


Speed

Indicates the absolute speed of the elevator, in metres per second, at the current simulation time.


Load

Indicates the total load of passengers in the elevator, in kilograms, at the current simulation time.