Assessment of the thermal environment in a simulated aircraft cabin using thermal manikin exposure

Peter Strøm-Tejsen, Daria Zukowska, Agnieszka Jama, David Peter Wyon

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Abstract

The thermal environment in a full-scale 21-seat section of an aircraft cabin installed in a climate chamber was investigated. Fourteen heated cylinders and two thermal manikins were used to simulate the heat load, buoyancy flow and flow obstruction from passengers in the cabin. Measurements were carried out at cabin air temperatures of 20.6C, 23.3C and 26.1C, while maintaining wall temperatures and the total air supply rate to the cabin at realistic values. The manikin measurements were correlated with subjective assessments of thermal sensation of various body parts obtained from a previous investigation in which 4 groups of 17 subjects participated, each group being exposed to the same three temperature conditions during simulated 7-hour transatlantic flights. The assessments indicate that an air temperature increase in the middle of a 7-hour flight period followed by a decrease before landing might be preferred. The correlation between manikin measurements and subjective assessment indicates that local thermal sensation can be reliably predicted from manikin measurements.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRoomvent 2007 : Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Air Distribution in Rooms
EditorsOlli Seppänen, Jorma Säteri
Volume1
Place of PublicationHelsinki, Finland
PublisherFINVAC ry
Publication date2007
Edition1
Pages227-234
ISBN (Print)978-952-99905-0-4
Publication statusPublished - 2007
EventRoomvent - 10th International Conference on Air Distribution in Rooms - Helsinki, Finland
Duration: 13 Jun 200715 Jun 2007
Conference number: 10

Course

CourseRoomvent - 10th International Conference on Air Distribution in Rooms
Number10
CountryFinland
CityHelsinki
Period13/06/200715/06/2007

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Strøm-Tejsen, P., Zukowska, D., Jama, A., & Wyon, D. P. (2007). Assessment of the thermal environment in a simulated aircraft cabin using thermal manikin exposure. In O. Seppänen, & J. Säteri (Eds.), Roomvent 2007: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Air Distribution in Rooms (1 ed., Vol. 1, pp. 227-234). FINVAC ry.