Accession Number:

ADA465914

Title:

Validation for CFD Prediction of Mass Transport in an Aircraft Passenger Cabin

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION OKLAHOMA CITY OK CIVIL AEROMEDICAL INST

Report Date:

2006-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

55.0

Abstract:

A joint project was established to validate computational fluid dynamics CFD as a quantitative methodology for prediction of the distribution of pathogens released into the environmental control system ECS-generated ventilation flow field of an aircraft passenger cabin. Acquisition of the requisite experimental databases for three-dimensional velocity and gaseous contaminant distributions was accomplished in the FAA Civil Aerospace Medical Institutes CAMIs Aircraft Environmental Research Facility AERF. The associated CFD simulations were conducted by the University of Tennessee CFD Laboratory staff, on the resident Beowulf PC cluster andor the University of Tennessee Innovative Computing Laboratory SiNRG cluster, using both commercial and proprietary CFD computer codes. The results of this CFD validation project are reported herein.

Subject Categories:

  • Commercial and General Aviation
  • Microbiology
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Air Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE