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AVM 224 - Atmospheric Controls

2.5 Credits, 5 Contact Hours
1.25 lecture periods 3.75 lab periods

Atmospheric controls and its elements that are of concern to flight includes control systems; types of operations and maintenance; physiological requirements for flight crews, passengers, and the human support systems. Also includes oxygen systems; cabin pressurization system and their operations; and safety and maintenance requirements.

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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate proficient knowledge of aircraft oxygen systems
  2. Demonstrate proficient knowledge of aircraft cabin heat and vapor cycle systems
  3. Demonstrate proficient knowledge of aircraft bleed air systems air cycle machines
  4. Demonstrate proficient knowledge of aircraft pressurization systems

Outline:
  1. Atmosphere
    1. Composition of gasses
    2. Segments
    3. Pressure changes
    4. Temperature changes
    5. Heating and cooling of air masses
    6. Water vapor
  2. Oxygen Requirements
    1. Physiological needs
    2. Hypoxia
    3. Regulations
  3. Oxygen Storage
    1. Gaseous
    2. Liquid
    3. Solid
  4. Oxygen System Components
    1. Regulators
    2. Masks
    3. Supply lines
    4. Fittings
    5. Indicating
  5. Oxygen Systems Functions
    1. Continuous
    2. Demand
    3. Emergency
  6. Maintenance
    1. Handling of oxygen
    2. Installation and removal of components
    3. Servicing
    4. Inspection
    5. Hazards
  7. Heating Systems
    1. Exhaust gas heaters
    2. Cabin combustion heaters
    3. Electrical element
    4. Engine bleed air heating
  8. Ventilating Systems
    1. Air distribution
    2. Tempering air
    3. Air sources
    4. Indicating and sensors
  9. Air Conditioning (Cooling) Systems
    1. Vapor cycle principles
    2. Vapor cycle components
    3. Air cycle principles
    4. Air cycle components
  10. Pressurization
    1. Structural requirements
    2. Cabin pressure sources
    3. Cabin pressure control systems
    4. Pressurization system components
    5. Safety features
    6. Typical operations


Effective Term:
Fall 2019



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