Fluid dynamics of respiratory droplets in the context of COVID-19: Airborne and surfaceborne transmissions

Katre, Pallavi and Banerjee, Sayak and Balusamy, Saravanan and Sahu, Kirti Chandra (2021) Fluid dynamics of respiratory droplets in the context of COVID-19: Airborne and surfaceborne transmissions. Physics of Fluids, 33 (8). 081302. ISSN 1070-6631

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The World Health Organization has declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. Several countries have experienced repeated periods of major spreading over the last two years. Many people have lost their lives, employment, and the socioeconomic situation has been severely impacted. Thus, it is considered to be one of the major health and economic disasters in modern history. Over the last two years, several researchers have contributed significantly to the study of droplet formation, transmission, and lifetime in the context of understanding the spread of such respiratory infections from a fluid dynamics perspective. The current review emphasizes the numerous ways in which fluid dynamics aids in the comprehension of these aspects. The biology of the virus, as well as other statistical studies to forecast the pandemic, is significant, but they are not included in this review.

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Banerjee, SayakUNSPECIFIED
Sahu, Kirti ChandraUNSPECIFIED
Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Droplet formation; Statistical study; World Health Organization;Drops; Fluid dynamics; Viruses
Subjects: Physics > Mechanical and aerospace
Others > Aerospace Technology
Divisions: Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Depositing User: . LibTrainee 2021
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2021 04:47
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2021 04:47
URI: http://raiith.iith.ac.in/id/eprint/8829
Publisher URL: http://doi.org/10.1063/5.0063475
OA policy: https://v2.sherpa.ac.uk/id/publication/9872
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