Empirical investigation of trajectories and desired walking velocity of pedestrian walking through angled-corridor

Noorhazlinda Abd Rahman, Nur Aina Alias, Saidatul Husna Mohamed Adenan, Nur Hanis Kasehyani, Herni Halim, Herda Yati Katman

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Abstract

Trajectories and walking velocity are two crucial metrics that become a basis in pedestrian flow analysis. Both metrics are governed by many factors, and some of the factors considered in this study are the angle of a corridor, track distance, number density of pedestrians, uni- or bi-directional flow and width of corridor. This paper is aimed at reporting empirical investigation of the effect of angled-corridor on pedestrian flow by postulating microscopically the trajectories and desired walking velocity of pedestrians. We have conducted one controlled experiment consists of 30 numbers of unidirectional walking tasks on a built corridor for different degrees of corner (60°, 90°, and 135°) by maintaining the width of the corridor as 2.25 m. A total of 990 samples of pedestrians walking behaviour were collected during the experiments. The finding summarised the pedestrians' desired walking velocity and the trajectories of walking pedestrians for each type of the angled-corridor. The averaged-desired walking velocity of female and male (female; male) pedestrians for 60°-, 90°-, and 135°-corridor are (1.37 m/s; 1.42 m/s), (1.08 m/s; 1.03 m/s), and (1.10 m/s; 1.08m/s), respectively. The normal L-shaped corridor (90°corridor) gives the lowest averaged-desired walking velocity compared to 60°and 135°. Besides, the trajectory of pedestrians shows the preference of pedestrians to use the inner track of the corridor due to the shorter distance. About 15.21% of pedestrians changed their trajectory from outer to inner track during the experiment for all angled-corridors. With regards to that scenario, the flow was affected and the pedestrians started to queue was witnessed during the experiment. These finding could be notable interest for all evacuation studies that aim a good strategies and design solution in order to prevent crowd disaster.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference of Global Network for Innovative Technology and AWAM International Conference in Civil Engineering, IGNITE-AICCE 2017
Subtitle of host publicationSustainable Technology and Practice for Infrastructure and Community Resilience
EditorsHamidi Abdul Aziz, Mohd Rosli Mohd Hasan, Muhd Harris Ramli, Herni Halim, Choong Kok Keong, Badorul Hisham Abu Bakar, Megat Azmi Megat Johari, Mohd Suffian Yusoff
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780735415744
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16 Oct 2017
EventInternational Conference of Global Network for Innovative Technology and AWAM International Conference in Civil Engineering: Sustainable Technology and Practice for Infrastructure and Community Resilience, IGNITE-AICCE 2017 - Penang, Malaysia
Duration: 08 Aug 201709 Aug 2017

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume1892
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Other

OtherInternational Conference of Global Network for Innovative Technology and AWAM International Conference in Civil Engineering: Sustainable Technology and Practice for Infrastructure and Community Resilience, IGNITE-AICCE 2017
CountryMalaysia
CityPenang
Period08/08/1709/08/17

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Rahman, N. A., Alias, N. A., Adenan, S. H. M., Kasehyani, N. H., Halim, H., & Katman, H. Y. (2017). Empirical investigation of trajectories and desired walking velocity of pedestrian walking through angled-corridor. In H. A. Aziz, M. R. M. Hasan, M. H. Ramli, H. Halim, C. K. Keong, B. H. Abu Bakar, M. A. M. Johari, ... M. S. Yusoff (Eds.), Proceedings of the International Conference of Global Network for Innovative Technology and AWAM International Conference in Civil Engineering, IGNITE-AICCE 2017: Sustainable Technology and Practice for Infrastructure and Community Resilience [060007] (AIP Conference Proceedings; Vol. 1892). American Institute of Physics Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5005718