Simulation of psychological responses in car cabin with alternation of the wind direction of the air conditioning

Yuji Mori, Shin Ichi Tanabe, Shin Ichi Yoshimura, Hajime Oi

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Abstract

In this study, the methods of predicting thermal comfort in car cabin with alternation of the wind direction of the air conditioning were suggested. The wind direction of air-conditioning was set to following two conditions, Case 1: Face, Case 2: Chest. The purpose of this study is to improve prediction of physiological response and to predict psychological response under non-uniform and transient conditions. The experiment using subjects in car cabin was done in the laboratory. Moreover, the simulation was done by computational fluid dynamics (CFD), numerical thermoregulation model (JOS) (Murakami, 2007) and prediction model of psychological amount (Zhang model) (Zhang, 2003, 2009). In this study, the simulation of physiological response was done with CFD combined with JOS (Tanabe and Sano, 2008). Then, the psychological response was predicted by using the result of the simulation. As a result, the psychological response predicted by CFD, JOS, and Zhang model was considered validity. Therefore, the method is considered to adapt to non-uniform thermal environment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication12th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate 2011
Pages1425-1430
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Dec 1
Event12th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate 2011 - Austin, TX, United States
Duration: 2011 Jun 52011 Jun 10

Publication series

Name12th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate 2011
Volume2

Conference

Conference12th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate 2011
CountryUnited States
CityAustin, TX
Period11/6/511/6/10

Keywords

  • CFD
  • In vehicles
  • Numerical thermoregulation model
  • Zhang model

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pollution

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    Mori, Y., Tanabe, S. I., Yoshimura, S. I., & Oi, H. (2011). Simulation of psychological responses in car cabin with alternation of the wind direction of the air conditioning. In 12th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate 2011 (pp. 1425-1430). (12th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate 2011; Vol. 2).