Many Years of ITWM Expertise Flow Into the Process
A total of 15 Fraunhofer institutes and institutions are involved in the AVATOR project, short for Anti-Virus Aerosol: Test, Operation, Reduction. The researchers at the Fraunhofer ITWM are also contributing their knowledge: »We are developing a dynamic multiscale simulator that calculates aerosol dispersion in indoor spaces. Among other things, we consider means of transport, such as the aircraft, as scenarios,« says Dr. Christian Leithäuser of the department »Transport Processes«. The methodology of the multi-scale simulator is based on the institute's own grid-free simulation software MESHFREE, which can be used to model dynamic flow scenarios. The experience in the field of modelling and simulation of filters also proves to be particularly helpful, says Dr. Ralf Kirsch, team leader »Filtration and Separation« of the department »Flow and Material Simulation«.
Fraunhofer ITWM scientists are working on the project across departments and, thanks to the multi-scale approach, are also able to incorporate fine details into long-term observations – for example, the type of individual protective equipment.