MEMS 500 (MEMS 5420) was an independent study course using the text “Heating, Ventilating, and AirConditioning” authored by McQusiton, Parker and Spitler (6th Edition). The course included the material up to and including the space heating load. The cooling load material was covered during the use of the TRACE 700 software developed by the Trane Company. The report presented herein was an additional requirement of the course. This report provides an introductory overview to the technical considerations required when establishing the design conditions for heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning system selection in a wide-body commercial aircraft. Rather than focusing on specific computations applicable to a sole aircraft model, a generalized approach to understanding the environmental parameters affecting design conditions across any passenger airplane has been adopted.

Document Type

Final Report

Author's School

McKelvey School of Engineering

Author's Department

Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Class Name

Mechanical Engineering and Material Sciences Independent Study

Date of Submission