How to Model the Spread of Pollution in a Room

Phil Kinnane | July 10, 2012
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During the last few months, we have been offering “lunch time tutorials” for users and others interested in multiphysics modeling. In these webinar-run tutorials, we choose an application and spend a bit of time looking at it, and how to model it in detail. We’ve already reported about an example that models a gate valve and now we are ready to offer an example related to pollution, namely that of a particle plume that spreads throughout a room.

In this two-part example, the fluid dynamics and particle tracing of an outside flow of air through an open door is modeled, where the majority of the air flows down a hallway and out an open window. Coming off the hallway is a room, and we are interested in how many of the particles enter this room, and how they distribute themselves within it. The first part of the tutorial models the fluid dynamics, while the second part considers the particle tracing.

Now, we are starting to offer these tutorials as packages, where those that attended the tutorial, as well as others, can download all of the material that comes from this tutorial. This includes the recorded tutorial itself, but also the model files as well as a series of PowerPoint presentation files that summarize the model building process.

You can access and download model and presentation files for the particle plume here.

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