Susceptible-Infected-Recovered (SIR) model of an epidemic: "Flattening the Curve"

Model is based on the SIR model presented in "Modeling the Environment" by Andrew Ford

Implementation by: Alexander Brown, for facilitating modeling discussions in ES103: Systems 1 and ME352: Dynamics of Physical Systems

Department of Mechanical Engineering; Lafayette College, Easton, PA


Contacts per day per infected person (before intervention)

Fraction of dangerous contacts resulting in infection:

Duration for which the infected are both infected and contagious.

Days after first case until Intervention (social distancing/quarantine)

Intervention cuts both contacts/day and transmissibility by this percent:

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