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Experimental Techniques for Measurement and Simulation of Aircraft Cabin Flows

Thimm, Michael and Lauenroth, Gerrit and Bosbach, Johannes and Wagner, Claus (2009) Experimental Techniques for Measurement and Simulation of Aircraft Cabin Flows. CEAS 2009, 26. - 29. Oct. 2009, Manchester, Großbrittanien. ISBN 1857682130.

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For the design of modern aircrafts passenger comfort plays an increasingly important role. For passenger thermal comfort the air velocity and temperature distribution is of utmost importance The development of numerical methods for these flows depends on the availibility of valuable and realistic test data. Characteristic for cabin flows is the superposition of natural convection due to various heat loads, like passengers or illumination and forced convection due to the ventilation system. In order to validate these effects the acquisition of full scale data is needed. In addition a realistic simulation of the passenger heat load that can be easily translated into a numerical model is needed. Since cabin airflow can be easily disturbed nonintrusive field measurements have to be used preferably. Therefore Mo et al. used Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) in a narrow body (737) aircraft cabin section on fields of view of 0.61m x 0.61 m. To simulate the thermal presence of passengers he used thermal manikins with internal heat sources and heated cylinders respectively. As seeding he tested neutrally boyant helium filled soap bubbles, but decided to use hollow microspheres because it was inpractical to inject enough bubbles into the cabin to maintain an adequate seeding density without disrupting the airflow pattern.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech, Paper)
Title:Experimental Techniques for Measurement and Simulation of Aircraft Cabin Flows
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Thimm, Michaelmichael.thimm@dlr.de
Lauenroth, Gerritgerrit.lauenroth@dlr.de
Bosbach, Johannesjohannes.bosbach@dlr.de
Wagner, Clausclaus.wagner@dlr.de
Refereed publication:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:pp. 1-6
Series Name:Conference Proceedings on DVD
Keywords:Cabin Flows, Thermal Comfort, Measurement Techniques, PIV, Temperature Field
Event Title:CEAS 2009
Event Location:Manchester, Großbrittanien
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:26. - 29. Oct. 2009
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:Aircraft Research
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L AR - Aircraft Research
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Systems & Cabin
Location: Göttingen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow Technology > Fluid Systems
Deposited By: Michael Thimm
Deposited On:22 Sep 2009 15:21
Last Modified:27 Sep 2012 11:48

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