73th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics (November 22, 2020 — November 24, 2020)

V0017: Dynamics of COVID-19 in a Contagious Water Droplet

  • Yasser Aboelkassem, San Diego State University
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1103/APS.DFD.2020.GFM.V0017

Computer graphics, modeling and simulations have been used to study the dynamics of COVID-19 inside a contagious water droplet during free falling and impact with surfaces. The water droplet is modeled using the soft body mechanics theory to adjust the push, pull and bending rigidity parameters to keep the droplet intact all the times. Virus loads was modeled using particle dynamics with collisions dynamic interactions. The goal of this work is to study the interaction between COVID-19 and surfaces which might help us to find ways to limit the spread of the virus within a closed environment.

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