ON THE FLUID MECHANICS OF HUMAN CROWD MOTION

The paper presents a theory of the flow of people along a channel which may be of variable width, or have a partial blockage in it. The results are presented in kinetic form to facilitate comparison with observation. It is shown that a crowd fluid may exhibit anomolous gas dynamic behaviour caused by a change in the sign of a well known derivative. This indicates that expansion shocks are possible in crowd fluids. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Pergamon Press, Incorporated

    Maxwell House, Fairview Park
    Elmsford, NY  United States  10523
  • Authors:
    • Henderson, L F
  • Publication Date: 1974-12

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 509-515
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00125097
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 18 1975 12:00AM