Pedestrian dynamics in single-file movement of crowd with different age compositions.

  title={Pedestrian dynamics in single-file movement of crowd with different age compositions.},
  author={Shuchao Cao and Jun Zhang and Dan R. Salden and Jian Ma and Chang’an Shi and Ruifang Zhang},
  journal={Physical review. E},
  volume={94 1-1},
An aging population is bringing new challenges to the management of escape routes and facility design in many countries. This paper investigates pedestrian movement properties of crowd with different age compositions. Three pedestrian groups are considered: young student group, old people group, and mixed group. It is found that traffic jams occur more frequently in mixed group due to the great differences of mobilities and self-adaptive abilities among pedestrians. The jams propagate backward… 
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