|Autors: Ivanov, M. P.|
Title: Development of virtual 3D human manikin with integrated breathing functionality
Keywords: Indoor Environment, Indoor Air Quality, Thermal Manikins, Experimental Studies
Abstract: In the engineering practice, the assessment of the occupants’ thermal comfort, as well as the analyses of indoor air quality in real or virtual enclosed environment, is widely performed by the use of real and virtual thermal manikins. The real thermal manikins can be equipped with additional devices that simulate human activities such as breathing, sweating, sneezing, coughing and others. That is why, the development of supplementary functionalities for the virtual thermal manikins is also considered as important aspect of this engineering area. So, the presented paper discuses CFD based model of human body, with simulated steady state breathing phases like in real human breathing cycle. The position and the geometry of the simulated nostrils are of special interest in the presented research. The results considering the simulated breathing flow show good correlation with the real physical processes.
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