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Indoor particle inhalability of a stationary and moving manikin

Y Tao, W Yang, K Inthavong, J Tu

Building and Environment | Elsevier BV | Published : 2020


Understanding particle inhalation caused by human activity is vital for developing estimates of inhalation exposure in indoor environments. This study used Computational Fluid Dynamics to compare nasal aspiration efficiency of a stationary manikin in uniform airflow and a moving manikin in stagnant air. The model was a full-scale body with detailed facial features at the nose. The stationary manikin case adopted a constant freestream velocities of 0.2 m/s and 0.4 m/s representing typical office wind environments; while the moving manikin case considered a walking speed of 0.4 m/s as a comparison case, followed with additional higher walking speeds (0.8 m/s and 1.6 m/s) to investigate realist..

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