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DESIGN OF A SMART PREFABRICATED SANITISING CHAMBER FOR COVID-19 USING COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS
Journal of Civil Engineering & Management ; 27(2):139-148, 2021.
Article in English | Academic Search Complete | ID: covidwho-1102570
ABSTRACT
The novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) has spread at an unprecedented rate, resulting in a global pandemic (COVID-19) that has strained healthcare systems and claimed many lives. Front-line healthcare workers are among the most at risk of contracting and spreading the virus due to close contact with infected patients and settings of high viral loads. To provide these workers with an extra layer of protection, the authors propose a low-cost, prefabricated, and portable sanitising chamber that sprays individuals with sanitising fluid to disinfect clothing and external surfaces on their person. The study discusses computer-aided design of the chamber to improve uniformity of sanitiser deposition and reduce discomfort due to excessive moisture. Advanced computational fluid dynamics is used to simulate the dispersion and deposition of spray particle, and the resulting wetting pattern on the treated person is used to optimise the chamber design. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR] Copyright of Journal of Civil Engineering & Management is the property of Vilnius Gediminas Technical University and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)

Full text: Available Collection: Databases of international organizations Database: Academic Search Complete Language: English Journal: Journal of Civil Engineering & Management Year: 2021 Document Type: Article

Full text: Available Collection: Databases of international organizations Database: Academic Search Complete Language: English Journal: Journal of Civil Engineering & Management Year: 2021 Document Type: Article