A Strategy of Forced Ventilation To Prevent COVID-19 By Using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
Keywords:fresh air, COVID-19, forced ventilation, computational fluid dynamics (CFD)
Fresh air is referred as the supply of air for human which containing oxygen particles in the air. Unfortunately, the current outbreak of COVID-19 has becoming fresh air supply is needed more in closed area which would enable to neutralize the virus of COVID-19. The supply of air in the closed area basically from the HVAC system such as air-conditioning. The air movement is circulated and reused in the closed area. Ventilation system as forced ventilation can be used for more supply of fresh air in a closed area. It is usually used to control the air quality by adulterate unnecessary particles in temperature, and airflow velocity. In closed area, COVID-19 infection is easier to transmit the virus while fresh air supply insufficient. Hence, a Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulation is used to simulate the airflow and temperature in a closed area by using force ventilation to the building.