Civil Safety Research (IAS-7)

The institute section Civil Safety Research covers the scientific fields of pedestrian and fire dynamics. The developed and applied methods are based on experimental and simulation approaches. Our work is closely associated to the following chairs at the university of Wuppertal.

Computersimulation für Brandschutz und Fußgängerverkehr, Bergische Universität Wuppertal
Computational Civil Engineering, Bergische Universität Wuppertal

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Technologies for Computer Assisted Crowd Management

CrowdDNA is a first attempt to combine biomechanical and behavioural simulation in complex scenarios of interactions between many humans. We aim to revolutionize the practices of crowd management to answer the requirements of modern society on safety and comfort at mass events or in crowded transportation facilities.

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Analysis of Space Usage on Train Station Platforms Based on Trajectory Data

The article presents how boarding and alighting passengers show different behavior at the platform. Alighters leave the platform in a mostly straight way, while boarding passengers arrive with head time to their train and therefore spend some time waiting at the platform. Their trajectories cover a much larger area. Due to the amount of waiting time, the mean speed of boarders is significantly lower than the mean speed of alighters.

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Crowds in front of bottlenecks at entrances from the perspective of physics and social psychology

In an interdisciplinary study, physical and social psychological effects on crowd dynamics were investigated based on a bottleneck experiment with focus on the dynamics in front of the bottleneck.

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Velocity measurements of a bench scale buoyant plume applying particle image velocimetry

Experimental investigation of the buoyant plume above an electrically heated block of copper.

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CrowdDNA is a first attempt to combine biomechanical and behavioural simulation in complex scenarios of interactions between many humans. We aim to revolutionize the practices of crowd management to answer the requirements of modern society on safety and comfort at mass events or in crowded transportation facilities.

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