Properties of pedestrians walking in line -- Fundamental diagrams

Asja Jelić 1 Cécile Appert-Rolland 1 Samuel Lemercier 2 Julien Pettré 2
2 MIMETIC - Analysis-Synthesis Approach for Virtual Human Simulation
UR2 - Université de Rennes 2, Inria Rennes – Bretagne Atlantique , IRISA-D6 - MEDIA ET INTERACTIONS
Abstract : We present experimental results obtained for a one-dimensional pedestrian flow using high precision motion capture. The full pedestrians' trajectories are obtained. In this paper, we focus on the fundamental diagram, and on the relation between instantaneous velocity and spatial headway (distance to the predecessor). While the latter was found to be linear in previous experiments, we show that it is rather a piecewise linear behavior which is found if larger density ranges are covered. Indeed, our data clearly exhibits three distinct regimes in the behavior of pedestrians that follow each other. The transitions between these regimes occur at spatial headways of about 1.1 and 3 meters respectively. This finding could be useful for future modeling.
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Asja Jelić, Cécile Appert-Rolland, Samuel Lemercier, Julien Pettré. Properties of pedestrians walking in line -- Fundamental diagrams. Physical Review E : Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics, American Physical Society, 2011, 85, pp.036111. ⟨hal-00646304⟩



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