Vol.17, No.1, 2021, pp.189-200, doi:10.32604/fdmp.2021.011744
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Numerical Study of Airborne Droplets Propagation Inside a Hospital Consulting Room
  • Yu Zhou1,*, Shen Ji2,*
1 North China Electric Power University, Baoding, 071000, China
2 Affiliated Hospital of Hebei University, Baoding, 071000, China
* Corresponding Author: Yu Zhou. Email: ; Shen Ji. Email:
Received 28 May 2020; Accepted 21 December 2020; Issue published 09 February 2021
Abstract
The outbreak of Corona Virus (COVID-19) has spread over a large number of countries. The virus is typically transported inside liquid droplets produced by human beings. As a result, doctors operating in the consulting rooms of hospitals are potentially exposed to high risk. Taking into account the evaporation of droplets and using a hybrid Eulerian-Lagrangian framework to determine the airflow pattern and corresponding motion of droplets, in the present study, the motion of droplets is investigated with regard to the situation in which doctors check patients in front of their bed. A turbulence model (RNG k-ɛ) is used. The purification capacity of different ventilation systems is compared. The risk of cross-infection between doctors and patients is also evaluated.
Keywords
Droplet aerosols; numerical simulation; infection risk
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Zhou, Y., Ji, S. (2021). Numerical Study of Airborne Droplets Propagation Inside a Hospital Consulting Room. FDMP-Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing, 17(1), 189–200.
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