Test of Different Air Distribution Concepts for a Single-Aisle Aircraft Cabin

Peter V. Nielsen, Charlotte Damsgaard, Li Liu, Rasmus Lund Jensen

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Traditionally, air is supplied to the aircraft cabin either by individual nozzles or by supply slots. The air is expected to be fully mixed in the cabin, and the system is considered to be a mixing ventilation system. This paper will describe different air distribution systems known from other applications namely: the traditional mixing ventilation, displacement ventilation, downward ventilation and finally a personalized ventilation system as well, which is used in addition to the other systems.
The experiments are made in a full-scale left side section of a single-aisle (Boeing 737) cabin with four seats. The four persons are simulated by thermal manikins. Velocity, temperature and cross-infection risk are measured by hot spheres, thermocouples and tracer gas.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Clima 2013 : The 11th REHVA World Congress and the 8th international conference on indoor air quality, ventilation and energy conservation in buildings
Number of pages9
Place of PublicationPrag
PublisherSociety of Environmental Engineering (STP)
Publication date2013
ISBN (Electronic)978-80-260-4001-9
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventCLIMA 2013: 11th REHVA World Congress & 8th International Conference on IAQVEC - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 16 Jun 201319 Jun 2013


ConferenceCLIMA 2013
CountryCzech Republic


  • Aircraft Cabin
  • Mixing Ventilation
  • Displacement Ventilation
  • Downward Ventilation
  • Personalized Ventilation
  • Draught
  • Cross-Infection Risk


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