E3S Web Conf.
Volume 111, 2019CLIMA 2019 Congress
|Number of page(s)||7|
|Section||Advanced HVAC&R&S Technology|
|Published online||13 August 2019|
Numerical Investigation of Thermal Comfort in an Aircraft Passenger Cabin
KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Fluid and Climate Technology, Stockholm, 10044, Sweden
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This study presents the results of a pilot numerical study of the thermal comfort in the aircraft passenger cabin. The computations have been performed using the Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) technique. The overall thermal comfort at temperatures of 15 °C – 20 °C was discussed based on the PMV (Predicted Mean Vote) and PPD (Predicted Percentage of Dissatisfied) indexes. Results indicate that the air velocity and its direction toward the passengers have a considerable impact on their thermal comfort. However, a small variation in temperature has a limited effect on thermal sensation and thus do not jeopardize the overall thermal comfort.
Key words: Aircraft Passenger Cabin / Thermal Comfort / Numerical Simulation / PMV (Predicted Mean Vote) / PPD (Predicted Percentage of Dissatisfied)
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2019
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