L. C. Wrobel

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This paper reviews some of our recent applications of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) to model heat and mass transfer problems in neonatology and investigates the major heat and mass transfer mechanisms taking place in medical devices such as incubators and oxygen hoods. This includes novel mathematical developments giving rise to a supplementary model,(More)
The main objectives of this paper are to present a procedure of how to create and set up a model for the physical processes that take place within an infant radiant warmer and to validate that Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) can be used to resolve such problems. In this study, the results are obtained for a simplified model, both in terms of the geometry(More)
The main objective of this study is to investigate the major physical processes taking place inside an infant incubator, before and after modifications have been made to its interior chamber. The modification involves the addition of an overhead screen to decrease radiation heat losses from the infant placed inside the incubator. The present study(More)
This paper reviews some of our recent applications of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) to model heat and mass transfer problems in neonatology and investigates the major heat and mass-transfer mechanisms taking place in medical devices, such as incubators, radiant warmers and oxygen hoods. It is shown that CFD simulations are very flexible tools that can(More)
The aim of this work is to define the basis for design guidelines that will minimise the risk of exposure from airborne organisms in hospital isolation rooms. This research employs an algorithm that combines an understanding of the interaction between the room airflow and the ultra violet (UV) system. The airflow in such a room is complex and therefore(More)
The main objective of this study is to investigate the major physical processes taking place inside an infant incubator, after modifications have been made to the interior chamber. Additional screens (double walls) are commonly used in modern incubators to decrease radiation heat losses from the infant child placed inside the incubator. However, these(More)
This paper presents numerical calculations of the temperature field obtained for the case of a neonate placed under a radiant warmer. The results of the simulations show a very non-uniform temperature distribution on the skin of the neonate, which may cause increased evaporation leading to severe dehydration. For this reason, we propose some modifications(More)