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Feasibility of a Negative Pressure System to Remove Smoke from an Aircraft Flight Deck


Abstract Smoke entering a flight deck cabin has been an issue for commercial aircraft for many years. The issue for a flight crew is how to mitigate the smoke so that they can safely fly the aircraft. For this thesis, the feasibility of having a Negative Pressure System that utilizes the cabin altitude pressure and outside altitude pressure to remove smoke from a flight deck was studied. Existing procedures for flight crews call for a descent down to a safe level for depressurizing the aircraft before taking further action. This process takes crucial time that is critical to the flight crew's ability to keep aware of the situation. This process involves a flight crews coordination and fast thinking to manually take control of the aircraft; which... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Davies, Russell (Author) / Rogers, Bradley (Advisor) / Palmgren, Dale (Committee member) / Rajadas, John (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Mechanical engineering / Aircraft / Removal / Smoke
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 38 pages
Language English
Rights All Rights Reserved
Note M.S.Tech Mechanical Engineering 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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