Managing the outbreak, especially as economic activity and daily life resumes, will require specific measures and changes to everyday environments to control virus transmission.
As the world starts recovering from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, the infrastructure of everyday life spaces needs air quality testing. This is a new challenge for many: designers, engineers and architects have never had to consider contagion in such depth before. However, for society to get back to a "new normal" and guarantee safe spaces—such as shops, schools, offices or transportation—for citizens, employees and customers, organization owners must ensure safety through different measures.
In order to design safe spaces, engineers must be able to determine accurately the transport of pathogens from coughs or sneezes within an enclosed area, and consider the possible deposition of such pathogens on contaminated surfaces, as well as air handling and filtration systems efficiency against such pathogens.
Leveraging simulation enables the best indoor air quality monitoring through analysis of the contamination risks and helps to design palliative measures. Communication to reassure population, customers or the workforce also benefits from simulation results, thanks to high quality rendering.
SIMULIA CFD/Fluid solutions provide accurate prediction of droplet transport by airflow. Our solutions can reveal the invisible, helping us at assessing any potential increased risk of contagion (HVAC system configurations, air purifiers, filters, or simple natural ventilation) via high quality rendered animations powered by science.
Organizations have acknowledged the importance of airborne contagion for the transmission of COVID-19 from aerosols, i.e. droplets exhaled by infected people less than 5 microns in diameter. Medical infrastructures were not ready for the pandemic, and more can be done to ensure Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) in medical facilities.
Our solutions have the ability to minimize the risk of contamination for their workforce in the office, breakroom or factory floor by creating a digital twin of the entire workspace to simulate the airflow from the ventilation system and the transport of potentially contaminated droplets.
Securing the new normal | Managing the outbreak, especially as economic activity and daily life resumes, will require specific measures and changes to everyday environments to control virus transmission.
Create Safe Life Environment with Dassault Systèmes
Simulation has been the missing puzzle piece. We had the expectation that the results would be a basis for 20-30% of our decision. However, with the results that are now available, we have gained a confidence level of 60-70%.
German-based GEA, one of the largest technology system suppliers in the food, beverage, pharmaceutical, and chemical sectors contracted Dassault Systèmes’ Engineering Services organization to simulate and visualize different scenarios for the re-opening of their cafeteria at its Oelde site using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulation. The result: a comprehensive risk assessment for the re-opening after the lockdown in March due to COVID-19.
Hear from Grace Lau, our Industry Process Consultant who describes advancements on effective 3D printed equipment for the healthcare community. She highlights how our simulation software reveals how face shields protect humankind from disease, explain research findings and specifics on the most effective face shield designs.
Hear from SIMULIA's Director of Worldwide Industry Process Success, Adrien Mann, as he discusses how as a company, we support society at this concerning time. With our SIMULIA simulation software, we have the ability to assess particle flow and particle tracking to help the world better understand the spread of disease in various environments.
Hear from Emmanuel Vanoli, our Industry Process Consultant how he was able to utilize SIMULIA's world class fluid-flow simulation technology to model the hospital and assess the natural flow path of the air, in an effort to minimize the spread of COVID-19. He provided simple and easy solutions that were proven to help locally and make a difference.
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