Evaluation of thermal comfort using combined multi-node thermoregulation (65MN) and radiation models and computational fluid dynamics (CFD)

Shin Ichi Tanabe, Kozo Kobayashi, Junta Nakano, Yoshiichi Ozeki, Masaaki Konishi

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Abstract

The 65-node thermoregulation model was developed, based on the Stolwijk model. The model has 16 body segments corresponding to the thermal manikin, each consisting of four layers for core, muscle, fat and skin. The 65th node in the model is the central blood compartment, which exchanges convective heat with all other nodes via the blood flow. Convective and radiant heat transfer coefficients and clothing insulation were derived from the thermal manikin experiments. A thermoregulation model combined with radiation exchange model and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) is proposed. The comprehensive simulation method is described.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)637-646
Number of pages10
JournalEnergy and Buildings
Volume34
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Jul 1
EventThermal Comfort Standards - Windsor, United Kingdom
Duration: 2001 Apr 52001 Apr 8

Keywords

  • CFD
  • Non-uniform
  • Numerical model
  • Radiation model
  • Thermal comfort
  • Thermoregulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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