A new lattice hydrodynamic model for bidirectional pedestrian flow considering the visual field effect

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1709-1716
Journal / PublicationNonlinear Dynamics
Volume78
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 22 Oct 2014

Abstract

In this paper, a new lattice hydrodynamic model for bidirectional pedestrian flow is proposed by considering the pedestrian’s visual field effect. The stability condition of this model is obtained by the linear stability analysis. The mKdV equation near the critical point is derived to describe the density wave of pedestrian jam by applying the reductive perturbation method. The phase diagram indicates that the phase transition occurs among the freely moving phase, the coexisting phase, and the uniformly congested phase below the critical point. Furthermore, the analytical results show that the visual field effect plays an important role in jamming transition. To take into account the visual information about the motion of more pedestrian in front can improve efficiently the stability of pedestrian system. In addition, the numerical simulations are in accordance with the theoretical analysis.

Research Area(s)

  • Lattice hydrodynamic model, mKdV equation, Pedestrian flow, Visual field effect

Citation Format(s)

A new lattice hydrodynamic model for bidirectional pedestrian flow considering the visual field effect. / Kuang, Hua; Chen, Tao; Li, Xing-Li et al.

In: Nonlinear Dynamics, Vol. 78, No. 3, 22.10.2014, p. 1709-1716.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review