The Second Zoom Meeting on "Covid 19 Flows: Study and Practical Recommendations"

15th January 2021; 01:30 PM Paris

Zoom Meeting: link; ID: 927 4565 9217; Code: 781258 (Paris time, GMT+1)

It is a follow up to the successful zoom meeting organised by ERCOFTAC Pilot Center Henri Benard on the subject of How much do we know and how much we don't know about the Covid-19 Flow Physics” which took place on the 13th November 2020. Although we trust the recent Covid-19 vaccine to turn our lives to normal, the need to understand pathways of air-born transmission of infection remains acute. The warning sign below due to S. Balachandar, S. Zaleski, A. Soldati, G. Ahmadi, and L. Bourouiba (Int. J. Multiphase Flow, 132, 103439, 2020)  calls our permanent attention:


13:30 - 14:30

Dispersal of Small Airborne Aerosols in Buildings

Professor Andy Woods,
Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge


14:30 - 15:30

A Summary of Numerical and Experimental Evaluations of Airborne Pathogen Transmission: From Human Physiology,
Saliva Instabilities, and Studies of Safety in a Classroom Setting

Professor Michael Kinzel,
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering,
University of Central Florida


15:30 -16:30

Reimagining the Utah Symphony using Computational Fluid Dynamics

Professor Tony Saad,
Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Utah


16:30 – 17:30

Role of Forced Air Warming Blowers in Dispersion of Microbial Skin Colonizers in an Operating Room

Professor Sourabh V. Apte* and Professor Said Elghobashi**
*School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering, Oregon State University
**Henry Samueli School of Engineering University of California, Irvine


Abstracts of invited talks:


Programme to download:


Zoom-Meeting Convenors:

Mikhael Gorokhovski (LMFA, Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France):
Carlo Massimo Casciola (Sapienza University in Rome, Italy):