Airborne Pathogens Transport in an Aircraft Cabin

Acikgoz M. B. , Akay B., Miguel A. F. , Aydin M.

6th International Conference on Diffusion in Solids and Liquids, Paris, France, 5 - 07 July 2010, pp.865-866 identifier identifier


Airborne pathogens can spread within an aircraft cabin from sneezing, coughing or breathing of a sick passenger. This paper reports a 3D numerical study on the transport of airborne pathogens inside Boeing 767 cabin. After cough or sneeze of an infected passenger, the entire unsteady pathogen dispersion process is simulated. Effects under study include the direction of coughing on the pathogens propagation and the spreading times from infected to hosts passengers.