A bidirectional pedestrian flow model with the effect of friction parameter

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Original languageEnglish
Article number1450042
Journal / PublicationInternational Journal of Modern Physics C
Issue number9
Online published12 Mar 2014
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2014


In this paper, a new lattice model for bidirectional pedestrian flow on single path which involves the effect of friction parameter is presented. Linear stability analysis is used to obtain the stability condition. The modified Korteweg-de Vries (mKdV) equation and time-dependent Ginzburg-Landan (TDGL) equation are deduced by means of the reductive perturbation method respectively. Further, the influence of the friction parameters upon pedestrian flow has been discussed. Our results also indicate that pedestrians moving along both directions uniformly are most stable.

Research Area(s)

  • Pedestrian flow, lattice model, mKdV equation, TDGL equation