Document Type

Article

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This item is available under a Creative Commons License for non-commercial use only

Disciplines

Construction engineering

Publication Details

Computers and Structures Vol. 102-103, July, 2012 Pages 87-96

Abstract

The vertical acceleration response of a hypothetical footbridge is predicted for a sample of single pedestrians and a crowd of pedestrians using a probabilistic approach. This approach uses statistical distributions to account for the fact that pedestrian parameters are not identical for all pedestrians. Enhancement factors are proposed for predicting the response due to a crowd based on the predicted accelerations of a single pedestrian. The significant contribution of this work is the generation of response curves identifying enhancement factors for a range of crowd densities and synchronization levels.

DOI

10.1016/j.compstruc.2012.03.006

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