publication . Article . Other literature type . 2009

Thermal sensation and comfort models for non-uniform and transient environments, part III: Whole-body sensation and comfort

Zhang, Hui; Arens, Edward; Huizenga, Charlie; Han, Taeyoung;
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  • Published: 01 Jun 2009 Journal: Building and Environment, volume 45, pages 399-410 (issn: 0360-1323, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
  • Country: Mexico
Abstract A three-part series presents the development of models for predicting the local thermal sensation (Part I) and local thermal comfort (Part II) of different parts of the human body, and also the whole-body sensation and comfort (Part III) that result from combinations of local sensation and comfort. The models apply to sedentary activities in a range of environments: uniform and non-uniform, stable and transient. They are based on diverse findings from the literature and from body-part-specific human subject tests in a climate chamber. They were validated against a test of automobile passengers. The series is intended to present the models’ rationale, st...
free text keywords: whole-body, overall, predictive model, Geography, Planning and Development, Environmental Engineering, Civil and Structural Engineering, Building and Construction, Engineering, business.industry, business, Thermal sensation, Thermal comfort, Human body, Sensation, Simulation
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