Date: 13 Jun 2011

Experimental Study of Pedestrian Flow in the Channel through Bottleneck

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In this study, experiments of pedestrian flow through a bottleneck are performed by changing the width of the bottleneck, b, from 0.5 m to 1.4 m. The time dependence of the pedestrian density in front of and inside the bottleneck is studied. We calculated the velocity of each pedestrian passing through the measurement section inside the bottleneck and the corresponding mean density, and the fundamental diagram is obtained. The relation between the flow rate J and the width b is studied and compared with the results of other researchers.