A Review and CFD Case Study: The Effect of Temperature, Humidity, Aerodynamics on Corona Virus Transmission, Mitigation in Open and Enclosed Environments

Ian Mills, Faik Hamad

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Abstract

Covid 19 became a pandemic in early 2020 and gave opportunity to investigation
from an engineering prospective. The idea of aerosol particulates that carry the SARS virus was becoming increasingly more prevalent at the start of 2020 and prompted the investigation into flow characteristics of Covid 19. Information within this datum is from a wide background and develops a general understanding of the virus and how the particles flow under environment conditions. Simulation data acquired from Ansys fluent gave the opportunity to investigate the flow conditions and constraints of the novel Corina virus within this report. Transmission and mitigation of the Covid 19 under different environmental conditions were investigated with CFD simulation. Investigations
were conducted with flow analysis of 5μm particulates inside a room occupied by one or two occupants with and without Airconditioning system. The results indicated that a widespread distribution is possible within classroom settings and that controlling the flow of air would prove beneficial to minimising the spread of infection.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages9
JournalBiomedical Journal of Scientific & Technical Research (BJSTR)
Publication statusPublished - 8 Feb 2021

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