Vehicle-induced force on pedestrians

Sanz Andres, Angel Pedro and Laverón Simavilla, Ana and Cuerva Tejero, Alvaro and Baker, C. (2004). Vehicle-induced force on pedestrians. "Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics", v. 92 (n. 2); pp. 185-198. ISSN 0167-6105.


Title: Vehicle-induced force on pedestrians
  • Sanz Andres, Angel Pedro
  • Laverón Simavilla, Ana
  • Cuerva Tejero, Alvaro
  • Baker, C.
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics
Date: February 2004
ISSN: 0167-6105
Volume: 92
Faculty: Instituto de Microgravedad Ignacio Da Riva (UPM)
Department: Vehículos Aeroespaciales [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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The main object of this study is to contribute to the study of the train-induced force on pedestrians with a theoretical model based on unsteady potential flow. The same method can be applied to other bodies and other kind of moving vehicles. The outcome of this theoretical model is that the force coefficient (referred to the vehicle speed and the pedestrian cross-section diameter) acting on the pedestrian are proportional to a single parameter which involves the pedestrian cross-section diameter, the vehicle cross-section area and the distance between the pedestrian and the vehicle. The results of the present model concerning the change in modulus and orientation experienced by the pedestrian, as the vehicles pass by, has a similar appearance to that considered in the European standards. The results obtained are mainly qualitative because of the simplifying assumptions needed to obtain a simple formulation leading to analytical results, except in the case of a vehicle with streamlined front shapes, where quantitative results can be expected.

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Item ID: 39751
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DOI: 10.1016/j.jweia.2003.11.002
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Deposited by: Biblioteca ETSI Aeronauticos
Deposited on: 29 Mar 2016 13:10
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2016 13:10
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