Predictive model of thermal sensation for heating systems considering contact with the floor

Hirotaka Kubo, Shinichi Tanabe, Tomoyuki Yokoyama, Toshiaki Omori, Noboru Ohira, Ryuichi Tominaga, Takashi Akimoto

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    Abstract

    One of the main goals in recent building designs is to attain a more comfortable thermal indoor environment with minimal energy consumption. Because Japanese residents do not wear shoes indoors, the thermal effect of human contact with the floor is of particular importance. Thus, this study proposes a method to accurately estimate the thermal sensation humans experience upon contact with the floor. We developed a new predictive model based on the regression analysis of factors extracted from subjective testing and previous research. Our model effectively predicted human thermal sensation, but the equation didn't always showed high accuracy. As a result, there is likely room for improvement in the accuracy of the proposed equation.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication10th International Conference on Healthy Buildings 2012
    Pages1052-1057
    Number of pages6
    Volume2
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    Event10th International Conference on Healthy Buildings 2012 - Brisbane, QLD
    Duration: 2012 Jul 82012 Jul 12

    Other

    Other10th International Conference on Healthy Buildings 2012
    CityBrisbane, QLD
    Period12/7/812/7/12

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    Heating
    Subjective testing
    Regression analysis
    Thermal effects
    Energy utilization
    Wear of materials
    Hot Temperature

    Keywords

    • Floor heating system
    • Heating systems
    • Predictive model
    • Subjective test
    • Thermal sensation

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Civil and Structural Engineering

    Cite this

    Kubo, H., Tanabe, S., Yokoyama, T., Omori, T., Ohira, N., Tominaga, R., & Akimoto, T. (2012). Predictive model of thermal sensation for heating systems considering contact with the floor. In 10th International Conference on Healthy Buildings 2012 (Vol. 2, pp. 1052-1057)

    Predictive model of thermal sensation for heating systems considering contact with the floor. / Kubo, Hirotaka; Tanabe, Shinichi; Yokoyama, Tomoyuki; Omori, Toshiaki; Ohira, Noboru; Tominaga, Ryuichi; Akimoto, Takashi.

    10th International Conference on Healthy Buildings 2012. Vol. 2 2012. p. 1052-1057.

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

    Kubo, H, Tanabe, S, Yokoyama, T, Omori, T, Ohira, N, Tominaga, R & Akimoto, T 2012, Predictive model of thermal sensation for heating systems considering contact with the floor. in 10th International Conference on Healthy Buildings 2012. vol. 2, pp. 1052-1057, 10th International Conference on Healthy Buildings 2012, Brisbane, QLD, 12/7/8.
    Kubo H, Tanabe S, Yokoyama T, Omori T, Ohira N, Tominaga R et al. Predictive model of thermal sensation for heating systems considering contact with the floor. In 10th International Conference on Healthy Buildings 2012. Vol. 2. 2012. p. 1052-1057
    Kubo, Hirotaka ; Tanabe, Shinichi ; Yokoyama, Tomoyuki ; Omori, Toshiaki ; Ohira, Noboru ; Tominaga, Ryuichi ; Akimoto, Takashi. / Predictive model of thermal sensation for heating systems considering contact with the floor. 10th International Conference on Healthy Buildings 2012. Vol. 2 2012. pp. 1052-1057
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