Numerical comfort simulator for thermal environment (Part 2) an application of simulator for the evaluation of solar reduction glass in a vehicle model

Toru Takabayashi, Yoshiichi Ozeki, Shinichi Tanabe

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    Abstract

    Thermal comfort for car occupants is important factor for automotive design. We have been developing the numerical simulator for the prediction of the thermal environment and thermal comfort in vehicles. In the previous paper, the comprehensive combined analysis method with multi-node thermoregulation model, radiation model and CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) is proposed. In this paper, the applications of this method to car occupants are presented. We focused on investigating the effects of glass properties on thermal environment of compartment and thermal comfort for passengers. The calculated results were compared every part of glazing, front windshield, front sidelite and rear sidelite in summer condition. It was found that the differences of air temperature between normal glass glazing and functional one are not so much but the differences of human feeling are significant. Further more, the effects of functional glass on the reduction of air-conditioning power are simulated. This simulator was a useful tool for investigating the thermal environment differences between solar reduction glass and normal glass clear, which enable to make the effects of functional glass clear from the view point of thermal comfort.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSAE Technical Papers
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2002
    EventSAE 2002 World Congress - Detroit, MI
    Duration: 2002 Mar 42002 Mar 7

    Other

    OtherSAE 2002 World Congress
    CityDetroit, MI
    Period02/3/402/3/7

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    Thermal comfort
    Simulators
    Glass
    Railroad cars
    Windshields
    Air conditioning
    Hot Temperature
    Computational fluid dynamics
    Radiation
    Air
    Temperature

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Automotive Engineering
    • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
    • Pollution
    • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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    Numerical comfort simulator for thermal environment (Part 2) an application of simulator for the evaluation of solar reduction glass in a vehicle model. / Takabayashi, Toru; Ozeki, Yoshiichi; Tanabe, Shinichi.

    SAE Technical Papers. 2002.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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