COVID-19 Resources

Since the beginning of COVID-19 outbreak, numerous studies have been conducted to evaluate the risk of SARS-CoV-2 airborne transmission under different aerodynamics conditions. On December 12th, 2020, a Scopus search in the field ABS-TIT-KEY with the string ((“COVID-19” OR “SARS-CoV-2” OR “coronavirus”) AND (“Computational Fluid Dynamics” AND “airborne transmission”)) yielded 33 studies ​[1–32]​. Here’s a complete bibliography of COVID-19 airborne transmission studies using CFD simulation:


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    Shahbazi F, Jabbari M, Esfahani MN, Keshmiri A. A computational simulation platform for designing real-time monitoring systems with application to COVID-19 [Internet]. Vol. 171, Biosensors and Bioelectronics. 2021. Available from:
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    Alenezi H, Cam ME, Edirisinghe M. A novel reusable anti-COVID-19 transparent face respirator with optimized airflow [Internet]. Bio-Design and Manufacturing. 2020. Available from:
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    Mutuku JK, Hou WC, Chen WH. An overview of experiments and numerical simulations on airflow and aerosols deposition in human airways and the role of bioaerosol motion in covid-19 transmission [Internet]. Vol. 20, Aerosol and Air Quality Research. 2020. p. 1172–96. Available from:
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    Yang YG, Hu CQ, Shi W, Zhang X, Huang LJ, Zhou HP. Analysis of clinical characteristics,efficacy and outcome of patients with COVID-19 in Anqing area, Anhui Province of China [Internet]. Vol. 47, Fudan University Journal of Medical Sciences. 2020. p. 539–45. Available from:
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    Li YY, Wang JX, Chen X. Can a toilet promote virus transmission? From a fluid dynamics perspective [Internet]. Vol. 32, Physics of Fluids. 2020. Available from:
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    Garner JL, Shah PL. Challenges of evaluating lung function as part of cancer care during the COVID-19 pandemic [Internet]. Vol. 56, European Respiratory Journal. 2020. Available from:
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    Hoch D, Azimian M, Baumann A, Behringer J, Niessner J. Comparison of Voxel-Based and Mesh-Based CFD Models for Aerosol Deposition on Complex Fibrous Filters [Internet]. Vol. 43, Chemical Engineering and Technology. 2020. p. 2538–47. Available from:
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    Priyamvada H, Kumaragama K, Chrzan A, Athukorala C, Sur S, Dhaniyala S. Design and evaluation of a new electrostatic precipitation-based portable low-cost sampler for bioaerosol monitoring [Internet]. Aerosol Science and Technology. 2020. Available from:
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    Lakshmanan HHS, Pore AA, Kohs TCL, Yazar F, Thompson RM, Jurney PL, et al. Design of a Microfluidic Bleeding Chip to Evaluate Antithrombotic Agents for Use in COVID-19 Patients [Internet]. Vol. 13, Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering. 2020. p. 331–9. Available from:
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    Löhner R, Antil H, Idelsohn S, Oñate E. Detailed simulation of viral propagation in the built environment [Internet]. Vol. 66, Computational Mechanics. 2020. p. 1093–107. Available from:
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    Gu D, Zheng Z, Zhao P, Xie L, Xu Z, Lu X. High-efficiency simulation framework to analyze the impact of exhaust air from covid-19 temporary hospitals and its typical applications [Internet]. Vol. 10, Applied Sciences (Switzerland). 2020. Available from:
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    Amoatey P, Omidvarborna H, Baawain MS, Al-Mamun A. Impact of building ventilation systems and habitual indoor incense burning on SARS-CoV-2 virus transmissions in Middle Eastern countries [Internet]. Vol. 733, Science of the Total Environment. 2020. Available from:
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    Anghel L, Popovici CG, Stătescu C, Sascău R, Verdeș M, Ciocan V, et al. Impact of hvac-systems on the dispersion of infectious aerosols in a cardiac intensive care unit [Internet]. Vol. 17, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2020. p. 1–17. Available from:
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    Kotb H, Khalil EE. Impact of sneezed and coughed droplets produced from a moving passenger on other passengers inside aircraft cabins. In: AIAA Propulsion and Energy 2020 Forum [Internet]. p. 1–11. Available from:
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    Miller SL, Mukherjee D, Wilson J, Clements N, Steiner C. Implementing a negative pressure isolation space within a skilled nursing facility to control SARS-CoV-2 transmission [Internet]. American Journal of Infection Control. 2020. Available from:
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    Madney YM, Esquinas AM, Saeed H, Harb HS, Abdelrahim MEA. Improving the Safety of High-Flow Therapies in the Management of Patients With COVID-19 [Internet]. Vol. 158, Chest. 2020. p. 1788–9. Available from:
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    Hanna SR. Letter to the editor on simple short range transport and dispersion (T&D) modeling of COVID-19 virus, indoors and outdoors [Internet]. Vol. 70, Journal of the Air and Waste Management Association. 2020. p. 957–60. Available from:
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    Perella P, Tabarra M, Hataysal E, Pournasr A, Renfrew I. Minimising exposure to droplet and aerosolised pathogens: a computational fluid dynamics study [Internet]. British Journal of Anaesthesia. 2020. Available from:
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    Vuorinen V, Aarnio M, Alava M, Alopaeus V, Atanasova N, Auvinen M, et al. Modelling aerosol transport and virus exposure with numerical simulations in relation to SARS-CoV-2 transmission by inhalation indoors [Internet]. Vol. 130, Safety Science. 2020. Available from:
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    Ren J, Wang Y, Liu Q, Liu Y. Numerical Study of Three Ventilation Strategies in a prefabricated COVID-19 inpatient ward [Internet]. Building and Environment. 2020. Available from:
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    El-Maksoud RAA, Khalil EE, Medhat AA, ElMa-Ksoud WAA. Numerical analysis of air distribution systems in aircraft passengers’ cabins. In: AIAA SciTech Forum – 55th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting [Internet]. Available from:
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    Basu S, Holbrook LT, Kudlaty K, Fasanmade O, Wu J, Burke A, et al. Numerical evaluation of spray position for improved nasal drug delivery [Internet]. Vol. 10, Scientific Reports. 2020. Available from:
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    Escobedo S, Lasa H. Photocatalysis for air treatment processes: Current technologies and future applications for the removal of organic pollutants and viruses [Internet]. Vol. 10, Catalysts. 2020. p. 1–38. Available from:
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    Shao S, Zhou D, He R, Li J, Zou S, Mallery K, et al. Risk assessment of airborne transmission of COVID-19 by asymptomatic individuals under different practical settings [Internet]. Vol. 151, Journal of Aerosol Science. 2021. Available from:
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    Busco G, Yang SR, Seo J, Hassan YA. Sneezing and asymptomatic virus transmission [Internet]. Vol. 32, Physics of Fluids. 2020. Available from:
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    Singer M, Shipley R, Baker T, Cowell A, Brealey D, Lomas D. The UCL Ventura CPAP device for COVID-19 [Internet]. Vol. 8, The Lancet Respiratory Medicine. 2020. p. 1076–8. Available from:
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    Ascione F, De Masi RF, Mastellone M, Vanoli GP. The design of safe classrooms of educational buildings for facing contagions and transmission of diseases: A novel approach combining audits, calibrated energy models, building performance (BPS) and computational fluid dynamic (CFD) simulations [Internet]. Vol. 230, Energy and Buildings. 2021. Available from:
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    Lizal F, Elcner J, Jedelsky J, Maly M, Jicha M, Farkas Á, et al. The effect of oral and nasal breathing on the deposition of inhaled particles in upper and tracheobronchial airways [Internet]. Vol. 150, Journal of Aerosol Science. 2020. Available from:
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    de Gabory L, Alharbi A, Kérimian M, Lafon ME. The influenza virus, SARS-CoV-2, and the airways: Clarification for the otorhinolaryngologist [Internet]. Vol. 137, European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Diseases. 2020. p. 291–6. Available from:
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    Peng S, Chen Q, Liu E. The role of computational fluid dynamics tools on investigation of pathogen transmission: Prevention and control [Internet]. Vol. 746, Science of the Total Environment. 2020. Available from:
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    Giovanni A, Radulesco T, Bouchet G, Mattei A, Révis J, Bogdanski E, et al. Transmission of droplet-conveyed infectious agents such as SARS-CoV-2 by speech and vocal exercises during speech therapy: preliminary experiment concerning airflow velocity [Internet]. European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology. 2020. Available from:
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    Przekwas A, Chen Z. Washing hands and the face may reduce COVID-19 infection [Internet]. Vol. 144, Medical Hypotheses. 2020. Available from:
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