Here you will find some videos explaining how ventilation works and how maths can be used to help us understand ventilation and air quality. The 'science of ventilation' video is a great visual introduction to ventilation and suitable for school children of all ages. The 'how to model ventilation using maths (part 1 & 2)' videos can serve as an introduction to, or application of, differential equations or mathematical modelling. Suitable for A-level, or university students, or professionals in need of a refresher!
Scroll down further to view our World Ventilation Day resources.
How does the air move in the room around you? In this video, we show one way to see these airflows at home and discuss what causes them. It turns out these airflows play an important role in indoor air quality. Watch to learn more!
How can maths help us to understand ventilation and air quality? In these videos (part 1 and 2), we walk through how we can create a model for CO2 levels in rooms. These same ideas can be extended to model other things like pollutant levels. As you will see, we can learn a lot from these models!
These videos are accredited to Dr Joshua Finneran and Dr Carolanne Vouriot from the Department of Mathematics & Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge. This work was funded by RAMP Outreach Innovation award.
The inaugural World Ventilation Day happened on 8th November 2022 which was proudly supported by TAPAS. World Ventil8 Day aims to raise awareness of the importance of ventilation as a crucial part of enabling health and wellbeing of people. It also seeks to recognise and celebrate the ventilation and indoor air quality community. See the organisers website to read all about the day and learn more https://www.worldventil8day.com. Researchers in the Department of Mathematics & Theoretical Physics at the University of Cambridge got involved by creating five posters to raise awareness of the importance of ventilation and good indoor air quality.
Download these posters below to learn more about: