WP2 - Spreading of airborne droplets

Spreading of airborne droplets: This WP focuses on the fluid dynamical fundamentals of airborne disease transmission.  We will make use of experimental, numerically, and theoretically methods. Activities include:

  • Investigate the influence of environmental parameters such as temperature, humidity and external flow on the lifetime of droplets
  • Study the effect of turbulence and multiphase phenomena on droplet spreading. 
  • Theoretically and numerically analyze ventilation concept
  • Study, under extremely controlled conditions, the evaporation of respiratory droplets or proxies thereof. 
  • Study removal and inactivation of aerosols from the air with depth filters and skinned membranes. 
  • Theoretically and numerically study the generation of droplets out of thin films in the respiratory systems.