Evaluating thermal environments by using a thermal manikin with controlled skin surface temperature

S. Tanabe, H. Zhang, E. A. Arens, T. L. Madsen, F. S. Bauman

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Abstract

This paper describes a method for measuring non-uniform thermal environments using a new thermal manikin with controlled skin surface temperature. The manikin and its control logic are described, and an equivalent temperature based on the thermal manikin (teq) is proposed and discussed. A method to calculate the PMV index from manikin heat loss is also given. To calibrate these methods, fundamental data were collected. The manikin-based equivalent temperature (teq) is shown to be effective at accounting for the effects of local heat sources and asymmetrical environmental conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-48
Number of pages10
JournalASHRAE Transactions
Volume100
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1994
EventProceedings of the ASHRAE Winter Meeting - New Orleans, LA, USA
Duration: 1994 Jan 231994 Jan 26

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical Engineering

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