Advertisement

Shock Waves pp 1297-1301 | Cite as

Presence of shock wave like structures in pedestrian motion

  • S. G. Rakesh
  • P. K. Barhai
  • A. Sasoh
  • G. Jagadeesh
Conference paper

Abstract

This paper reports the results from the experimental investigations carried out to understand pedestrian motion in both commercial and controlled laboratory environments. Both group and individual velocities of pedestrian motion has been measured with and without the presence of disturbance in the path way. The average group velocity in the real time experiments is 1.076 m/s (including the slow movement during the disturbance), while it is 0.944 m/s in the controlled experiments. The values of the average group and individual pedestrian velocities obtained in the present study match well with theoretical value (0.8 m/s) predicted by (2000)for aim wide passage for panic driven crowd movement.

Keywords

Shock Wave Observation Window Crowd Behaviour Real Time Experiment Pedestrian Motion 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. 1.
    Dirk Helbing, Illes Farkas, Tamas Vicsek: Simulating dynamical features of escape panic. Nature 407, 487 (2000)ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    David M. Jenkins: An Investigation of a Statistical Gas Dynamic Model of Human Pedestrian Traffic. Ph.D Thesis, Uni. of Sydney (1977)Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    M. Ebihara, Ohtsuki, H.A. Iwaki: A model simulating human behaviour during emergency evacuation based on classificatory reasoning and certainity value handling. Microcomput. Civil Eng. 7, 63 (1992)Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    D. Helbing, P. Mulnar: Social force model for pedestrian dynamics. Phys. Rev. E 51, 4282 (1995)ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Tsinghua University Press and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. G. Rakesh
    • 1
  • P. K. Barhai
    • 2
  • A. Sasoh
    • 3
  • G. Jagadeesh
    • 4
  1. 1.Amrita Institute of Technology and ScienceBangaloreIndia
  2. 2.Birla Institute of TechnologyMesraIndia
  3. 3.IFSTohoku UniversitySendaiJapan
  4. 4.Dept. of Aerospace EngineeringIndian Institute of ScienceBangaloreIndia

Personalised recommendations