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 20.6C, 23.3C and 26.1C, 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.
|Title of host publication||Roomvent 2007 : Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Air Distribution in Rooms|
|Editors||Olli Seppänen, Jorma Säteri|
|Place of Publication||Helsinki, Finland|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|
|Event||Roomvent - 10th International Conference on Air Distribution in Rooms - Helsinki, Finland|
Duration: 13 Jun 2007 → 15 Jun 2007
Conference number: 10
|Course||Roomvent - 10th International Conference on Air Distribution in Rooms|
|Period||13/06/2007 → 15/06/2007|
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.