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Proceedings of BSO Conference 2012: 1st Conference of IBPSA-England


Multi-Objective Optimization of the Ventilation System Design in a Two-Bed Hospital Ward with an Emphasis on Infection Control

M Amirul I Khan, Catherine J Noakes, Vassili V Toropov Pathogen

Abstract: Airflow, contaminant concentration and temperature distribution in a two-bed hospital ward represented by simple model room with inlet and outlet vents, have been studied. Our work is concerned with the development and implementation of a practical and robust response surface based multi-objective optimization (MOP) scheme, with the aim of assisting hospital ward designers and managers /operators to enhance infection control (i.e. reduce the risk of airborne transmission) without compromising patient comfort and environmental impact.
Pages: 9 - 18