A study on probabilistic thermal acceptability evaluation

Masanari Ukai, Goo Tsusaka, Tatsuo Nobe

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Abstract

This study aims to establish a new thermal comfort index for evaluating air-conditioning systems, and introduces a new thermal comfort index for the provided and required temperatures. The authors performed comparison verification experiments on the temperature distribution of radiant air-conditioning and convective air-conditioning systems. The results showed the temperature provided by the convective air-conditioning system to have a wide distribution, unlike that of the radiant air-conditioning system. Based on these results, the authors propose a probabilistic thermal acceptability evaluation using the concepts of "provided temperature" and "required temperature". The authors consider this evaluation method to be applicable for non-steady thermal environments as well as uniform high quality indoor thermal environments using radiant air-conditioning systems, and personalized air-conditioning systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 9th International Windsor Conference 2016
Subtitle of host publicationMaking Comfort Relevant
EditorsFergus Nicol, Susan Roaf, Luisa Brotas, Michael A Humphreys
PublisherNCEUB 2016
Pages985-993
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9780992895730
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event9th International Windsor Conference 2016: Making Comfort Relevant - Windsor, United Kingdom
Duration: 2016 Apr 72016 Apr 10

Publication series

NameProceedings - 9th International Windsor Conference 2016: Making Comfort Relevant

Conference

Conference9th International Windsor Conference 2016: Making Comfort Relevant
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityWindsor
Period16/4/716/4/10

Keywords

  • Evaluation method
  • Provided temperature
  • Required temperature
  • Thermal acceptability
  • Thermal comfort

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)

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