Development of a Cockpit-Pilot Model for Thermal Comfort Optimization During Long-Mission Flight
2016 (English)In: AIAA Modeling and Simulation Technologies Conference San Diego, California, USA, 2016Conference paper (Refereed)
The thermal comfort of a pilot is of crucial importance to maintain a high level ofconcentration and awareness during the entire ight mission. In this work a model for thethermal environment of the cockpit is developed and used as provider of input parametersto a thermoregulatory model, adopted from the literature, of a human. The cockpit-pilotmodel will be used to investigate and improve the thermal comfort for the pilot, particularlyduring longer ight missions. In the cockpit model a combination of lumped systems and nite dierence calculationsis used to obtain input parameters, which are provided to the pilot model. The body, withclothes, is divided into 16 segments and a nite dierence method is used to determine thetemperature distribution within these. Several physiological mechanisms are included inthe model. Simulations with dierent boundary conditions show that the models work properlyeven for longer missions.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Aircraft, Cockpit, Pilot, Thermal Comfort, Modelling, Environmental Control System, ECS
Aerospace Engineering Transport Systems and Logistics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-126538DOI: 10.2514/6.2016-0172OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-126538DiVA: diva2:915419
SciTech 2016,AIAA Modeling and Simulation Technologies Conference San Diego, California, USA