16/01/2012 Engineering
DOI: 10.1007/S12273-012-0058-7 SemanticScholar ID: 62837036 MAG: 2095089331

Development of a numerical optimization approach to ventilation system design to control airborne contaminant dispersion and occupant comfort

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Airflow, contaminant concentration, and temperature distribution during heating and ventilation in a model room represented by a square cavity with inlet and outlet ports, have been studied. The aim of this work is concerned with the development and implementation of a practical and robust optimization scheme based on the combination of response surface methodology (RSM) and genetic algorithm (GA) with the aim of assisting hospital ward designers and managers/operators to enhance infection control (i.e., reduce the risk of airborne transmission) without compromising patient comfort and environmental impact.

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Prof. Catherine Noakes

University of Leeds - Professor of Environmental Engineering for Buildings

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