Effect of sensory stimuli on dynamic loading induced by people bouncing
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Prediction of dynamic loads induced by groups and crowds of people bouncing is a hot topic among designers of grandstands and floors in entertaining venues. Using motion capture technology transferred and adapted from biomedical research, this study aims to investigate effect of visual, auditory and tactile cues on the ability of people to coordinate or synchronise their bouncing movements in groups of two. The numerical results showed a great significance of such stimuli on people's mutual interaction during bouncing, signifying that their effect should be considered in developing much-needed models of crowd dynamic loading of structures due to coordinated rhythmic activities. © The Society for Experimental Mechanics, Inc. 2013.
In Topics in Dynamics of Civil Structures: Proceedings of the 31st IMAC, A Conference on Structural Dynamics, 2013, Volume 4, pp. 365 - 369.