Minimizing contamination risks with airflow simulation by Dassault Systèmes

As economic activity and daily life resumes, specific measures and changes to everyday environments will be needed to control virus transmission. We can help your organization.

As the world is recovering from the coronavirus pandemic, the infrastructure of everyday life spaces needs to be reexamined. This is a new challenge for many: designers, engineers and architects have never had to consider contagion in such depth before. However, for society to guarantee safe spaces - such as shops, schools, offices or transportation - for citizens, employees and customers, organization owners must ensure safety through different measures.

In order to design safe spaces, engineers must be able to determine accurately the transport of pathogens from coughs or sneezes within an enclosed area, and consider the possible deposition of such pathogens on contaminated surfaces, as well as air handling and filtration systems efficiency against such pathogens.

Leveraging simulation enables the analysis of the contamination risks and helps to design palliative measures: Dassault Systèmes has developed an “Outcome-Based Services” approach where our engineers collect data for customers without the resources or experience to run the simulations and analyses in-house as a service. Customers focus on their challenges and inputs and Dassault Systèmes experts run simulations and provide Customers with valuable and operational results.

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    Best-in-Class Indoor Air Quality with Multi-Scale Simulation

    In these challenging times, our tools and technologies have helped our customers successfully overcome the COVID-19 challenges challenges in building design, transportation and aerospace. We can offer our customers the ability to minimize the risk of contamination by creating a virtual twin of the entire workspace or passenger interior to simulate the airflow from the ventilation system and the transport of potentially contaminated droplets.

    With a virtual twin in place, we present our customers with a range of key solutions to address critical operational needs including:

    • Using virtual simulation to validate air quality concerns and better address workplace/passenger safety

    • Utilizing the virtual twin experience to address social distancing requirements

    • Visualizing and validating new workflows, including new lines and seating configurations, and optimizing production scenarios before creating them

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    Shops, schools and offices

    Evaluate building layouts and HVAC systems using simulation to create safer environments.

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    Hospitals and nursing homes

    Assess HVAC systems through doors and windows, to optimize airflow and reduce the risk of virus transmission.

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    Aircraft, cars, buses and trains

    Using simulation, evaluate and optimize designs to reduce the infection risk inside vehicles and aircraft.

    Simulation has been the missing puzzle piece. We had the expectation that the results would be a basis for 20-30% of our decision. However, with the results that are now available, we have gained a confidence level of 60-70%.

    Erich Nitzsche
    Vice President of Engineering Standards and Services, GEA

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