Correlation between subjective assessments of local thermal discomfort and thermal manikin measurements in a simulated aircraft cabin

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

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of International Conference on Energy Efficient Technologies in Indoor Environment
Number of pages12
Place of PublicationGliwice, Poland
PublisherSilesian University of Technology, Gliwice, Poland
Publication date2005
Publication statusPublished - 2005
EventInternational Conference on Energy Efficient Technologies in Indoor Environment - Silesian University of Technology, Gliwice, Poland
Duration: 29 Sep 200530 Sep 2005

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Energy Efficient Technologies in Indoor Environment
LocationSilesian University of Technology
CountryPoland
CityGliwice
Period29/09/200530/09/2005

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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.