A potential treatment for COVID-19 based on modal characteristics and dynamic responses analysis of 2019-nCoV

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1425–1432
Number of pages8
Journal / PublicationNonlinear Dynamics
Issue number2
Online published21 Oct 2020
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2021
Externally publishedYes


The 2019-nCoV is ravaging the world, taking lots of lives, and it is emergent to find a solution to deal with this novel pneumonia. This paper provides a potential treatment for COVID-19 utilizing resonance to destroy the infection ability of 2019-nCoV. Firstly, the geometry size of 2019-nCoV is scaled up by 10,000 times. The additional mass is used to represent the effect of the fluid around a spike protein. The finite element analysis (FEA) is used to study the modal characteristics of the tuned 2019-nCoV model and mistuned 2019-nCoV model in blood, respectively. Based on FEA, the lumped parameter mechanical model of 2019-nCoV is established. Then, the dynamic responses of mistuned 2019-nCoV are investigated through harmonic response and dynamical analysis. Finally, a potential method utilizing 360° sweep excitation to cure COVID-19 is put forward. © Springer Nature B.V. 2020.

Research Area(s)

  • 2019-nCoV, Modal characteristics, Dynamic responses, Potential treatments