Paper Title:
A Simplified Estimation of Critical Pedestrian Number on Lateral Vibrating Footbridge Based on Social Force Model
  Abstract

Abstract. Lateral pedestrian loads and flexible footbridge form a dynamic interaction system, which has a special lock-in phenomenon and results the instability of the dynamic system when the pedestrian number reaches certain critical value. A simplified theoretical equation to model the dynamic interaction system and to estimate critical pedestrian number is proposed. The lateral pedestrian loads resulted by structural vibration is first analyzed from a view point of social force model. And then, combined with structural vibration equation, the control differential equation for describing the dynamic interaction system is proposed. The control equation explains why the lock-in phenomenon is resulted and how to estimate the critical pedestrian number. Two typical footbridges are investigated and the results show that critical pedestrian number estimated by the model is more close to those by field observation.

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Chapter
Chapter 2: Building Technology Science
Edited by
Xuejun Zhou
Pages
268-272
DOI
10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.99-100.268
Citation
H. Ye, Z. G. Song, "A Simplified Estimation of Critical Pedestrian Number on Lateral Vibrating Footbridge Based on Social Force Model", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 99-100, pp. 268-272, 2011
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September 2011
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