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Language | English |
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Pages | 1334-1362 |

Number of pages | 29 |

Journal | Journal of Differential Equations |

Volume | 250 |

Issue number | 3 |

Early online date | 26 Oct 2010 |

DOIs | |

Status | Published - 1 Feb 2011 |

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**On the Hughes' model for pedestrian flow: the one-dimensional case.** / Di Francesco, Marco; Markowich, P.A.; Pietschmann, J.-F.; Wolfram, M.-T.

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*Journal of Differential Equations*, vol. 250, no. 3, pp. 1334-1362. DOI: 10.1016/j.jde.2010.10.015

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T1 - On the Hughes' model for pedestrian flow: the one-dimensional case

AU - Di Francesco,Marco

AU - Markowich,P.A.

AU - Pietschmann,J.-F.

AU - Wolfram,M.-T.

PY - 2011/2/1

Y1 - 2011/2/1

N2 - In this paper we investigate the mathematical theory of Hughes' model for the flow of pedestrians (cf. Hughes (2002) [17]), consisting of a non-linear conservation law for the density of pedestrians coupled with an eikonal equation for a potential modelling the common sense of the task. For such an approximated system we prove existence and uniqueness of entropy solutions (in one space dimension) in the sense of Kružkov (1970) [22], in which the boundary conditions are posed following the approach of Bardos et al. (1979) [7]. We use BV estimates on the density ρ and stability estimates on the potential Π in order to prove uniqueness. Furthermore, we analyze the evolution of characteristics for the original Hughes' model in one space dimension and study the behavior of simple solutions, in order to reproduce interesting phenomena related to the formation of shocks and rarefaction waves. The characteristic calculus is supported by numerical simulations.

AB - In this paper we investigate the mathematical theory of Hughes' model for the flow of pedestrians (cf. Hughes (2002) [17]), consisting of a non-linear conservation law for the density of pedestrians coupled with an eikonal equation for a potential modelling the common sense of the task. For such an approximated system we prove existence and uniqueness of entropy solutions (in one space dimension) in the sense of Kružkov (1970) [22], in which the boundary conditions are posed following the approach of Bardos et al. (1979) [7]. We use BV estimates on the density ρ and stability estimates on the potential Π in order to prove uniqueness. Furthermore, we analyze the evolution of characteristics for the original Hughes' model in one space dimension and study the behavior of simple solutions, in order to reproduce interesting phenomena related to the formation of shocks and rarefaction waves. The characteristic calculus is supported by numerical simulations.

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DO - 10.1016/j.jde.2010.10.015

M3 - Article

VL - 250

SP - 1334

EP - 1362

JO - Journal of Differential Equations

T2 - Journal of Differential Equations

JF - Journal of Differential Equations

SN - 0022-0396

IS - 3

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