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Course unit
INP8083942, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2019/20

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
IN0526, Degree course structure A.Y. 2019/20, A.Y. 2019/20
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Degree course track AERONAUTICO [001PD]
Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination AIRCRAFT HVAC SYSTEMS
Department of reference Department of Industrial Engineering
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge ANGELO ZARRELLA ING-IND/10
Other lecturers MICHELE DE CARLI ING-IND/10

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines ING-IND/10 Technical Physics 6.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Start of activities 02/03/2020
End of activities 12/06/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2019 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
1 A.A. 2018/19 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 BRUNELLO PIERFRANCESCO (Presidente)
GRACI SAMANTHA (Membro Effettivo)
DEL COL DAVIDE (Supplente)
DIANI ANDREA (Supplente)

Prerequisites: Fundamentals of Thermodynamics and Heat transfer.
Target skills and knowledge: The students will learn the principles and methods to analyse the main air-conditioning systems in aircrafts. At the end of the course, the student is expected to be able to:
- Evaluate the thermo-hygrometric and air quality conditions in aircrafts.
- Understand the working principles of air-conditioning systems in aircrafts
- Evaluate air-conditioning systems in aircrafts
Examination methods: Written exam (2 hours). The exam consists in one numerical problem and questions about the topics of the course. The numerical problem and questions have equal weight for the final vote.
Assessment criteria: 1. Contents:
a. relevance to the proposed topic;
b. rigor and synthesis in the presentation of the results;
c. skills in applying methods set out during the course;
d. details of the graphs (if requested).
2. Clarity and appropriate use of technical terminology;
3. Order and readability.
Course unit contents: Psychrometrics: psychrometric properties, psychrometric charts, psychrometric processes for comfort conditioning; Thermal comfort: conditions for thermal comfort, heat balance of human body, assessment of thermal environments; Air quality: parameters and assessment of air quality; External environment of an aircraft: atmosphere composition, heat transfer processes, design conditions; Heat balance of the aircraft: thermo-hygrometric balance and systems for thermal comfort in aircraft.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The main tools used by the teacher will be projection of digital notes (power point), available on the web.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Notes distributed in Class and Moodle.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), ASHRAE Handbook - Fundamentals. Atlanta (GA) USA: ASHRAE, 1994.
  • American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), ASHRAE Handbook - HVAC Systems and Equipment. Atlanta (GA) USA: ASHRAE, 2016.
  • M. Flaccavento, Impianti di bordo del velivolo. Milano: Hoepli, 2017. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Questioning
  • Problem solving
  • Use of online videos
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Good Health and Well-Being Affordable and Clean Energy Responsible Consumption and Production