Evaluation of comfort of thermal environment in vehicle occupant compartment

Kazuhiko Matsunaga, Fujio Sudou, Shin Ichi Tanabe

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Abstract

A method using three thermal comfort meters and the effectiveness of a thermal manikin with variable skin temperatures for measuring the comfort of thermal environment in vehicle occupant compartment are described. The thermal manikin is shown to enable an overall evaluation of 6 elements of heat, as well as determination of comfort/discomfort due to localized thermal environments. A numerical manikin is being developed, which can be used to evaluate thermal environments with perspiration taken into account, which is impossible with the thermal manikin.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)74-75
Number of pages2
JournalJSAE review
Volume18
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering

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