Train-induced pressure on pedestrians

Sanz Andres, Angel Pedro and Santiago Prowald, Julián B. (2002). Train-induced pressure on pedestrians. "Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics", v. 9 (n. 8); pp. 1007-1015. ISSN 0137-6105.


Title: Train-induced pressure on pedestrians
  • Sanz Andres, Angel Pedro
  • Santiago Prowald, Julián B.
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics
Date: August 2002
ISSN: 0137-6105
Volume: 9
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Aeronáuticos (UPM)
Department: Vehículos Aeroespaciales [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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A simple analytical model for the train-induced flow and its effects on pedestrians is presented in this paper. The expressions developed for the induced air velocity and pressure on the pedestrian surface, as well as their dependence with time, are obtained from unsteady potential theory. The relevant parameters and their effects are analysed, in particular the sensitivity of the pressure coefficient and its rate of change on the train and pedestrian transverse size, the distance to the tracks and the pressure measurement location on the pedestrian surface. In spite of the extreme simplicity of the model and the expressions obtained, good correlation is observed with previously existing experiments. With this work, an absence of published studies concerning analytical approaches to the problem of vehicle-induced pressure on pedestrians is intended to be covered, allowing for simplified testing procedures.

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Item ID: 39810
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DOI: 10.1016/S0167-6105(02)00216-7
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Deposited by: Biblioteca ETSI Aeronauticos
Deposited on: 10 Apr 2016 17:23
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2016 17:23
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