The thermal environment in a 21-seat simulated section of an aircraft cabin installed in a climate chamber was investigated. Using two thermal manikins and fourteen heated cylin-ders to represent passengers, measurements were carried out at cabin temperatures of 20.6°C, 23.3°C and 26.1°C (69°F, 74°F and 79°F), while maintaining a total air supply to the cabin at a constant and representative value. The manikin measurements were com-pared and correlated with subjective assessments of thermal sensation of various body parts obtained from a previous investigation in which 68 subjects participated, each 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. A comparison be-tween manikin measurements and subjective assessment indicates that local thermal sensa-tion can be reliable predicted from manikin exposure.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of International Conference on Energy Efficient Technologies in Indoor Environment|
|Number of pages||12|
|Place of Publication||Gliwice, Poland|
|Publisher||Silesian University of Technology, Gliwice, Poland|
|Publication status||Published - 2005|
|Event||International Conference on Energy Efficient Technologies in Indoor Environment - Silesian University of Technology, Gliwice, Poland|
Duration: 29 Sep 2005 → 30 Sep 2005
|Conference||International Conference on Energy Efficient Technologies in Indoor Environment|
|Location||Silesian University of Technology|
|Period||29/09/2005 → 30/09/2005|
Zukowska, D., Strøm-Tejsen, P., Jama, A., & Wyon, D. P. (2005). Correlation between subjective assessments of local thermal discomfort and thermal manikin measurements in a simulated aircraft cabin. In Proceedings of International Conference on Energy Efficient Technologies in Indoor Environment Silesian University of Technology, Gliwice, Poland.