Asymmetric pedestrian dynamics on a staircase landing from continuous measurements

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Abstract

We investigate via extensive experimental data the dynamics of pedestrians walking in a corridor-shaped landing in a building at Eindhoven University of Technology. With year-long automatic measurements employing a Microsoft KinectTM 3D-range sensor and ad hoc tracking techniques, we acquired few hundreds of thousands pedestrian trajectories in real-life conditions. Here we discuss the asymmetric features of the dynamics in the two walking directions with respect to the flights of stairs (i.e. ascending or descending). We provide a detailed analysis of position and speed fields for the cases of pedestrians walking alone undisturbed and for couple of pedestrians in counter-flow. Then, we show average walking velocities exploring all the observed combinations in terms of numbers of pedestrians and walking directions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTraffic and Granular Flow '15
EditorsV.L. Knoop, W. Daamen
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherSpringer
Pages49-56
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-33481-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event11th Conference on Traffic and Granular Flow (TGF 15), October 27-30, 2015, Nootdorp, The Netherlands - Van der Valk, Nootdorp, Netherlands
Duration: 27 Oct 201530 Oct 2015
http://www.tgf15.nl

Conference

Conference11th Conference on Traffic and Granular Flow (TGF 15), October 27-30, 2015, Nootdorp, The Netherlands
Abbreviated titleTGF 15
CountryNetherlands
CityNootdorp
Period27/10/1530/10/15
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