Thermal comfort and reduction of solar heat load in the car cabin

M. Yamada, R. Wada, S. Tanabe, H. Nagayama, H. Oi

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Abstract

Radiation heat from the sun has huge influence on the thermal environment of the car cabin. An experiment was held to compare two car cabins. One has normal glass and the other has glass with high insulating performance. The result of the experiment shows the difference of thermal environment and passengers' votes in two cabins. The air temperature and the mean skin temperature were low in the car with high insulating glass. Also the sensation of hotness and comfort were better controlled. The reduction of solar radiant heat into the car cabin could be one method to make the environment more comfortable.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHB 2006 - Healthy Buildings
Subtitle of host publicationCreating a Healthy Indoor Environment for People, Proceedings
Pages299-302
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Dec 1
EventHealthy Buildings: Creating a Healthy Indoor Environment for People, HB 2006 - Lisboa, Portugal
Duration: 2006 Jun 42006 Jun 8

Publication series

NameHB 2006 - Healthy Buildings: Creating a Healthy Indoor Environment for People, Proceedings
Volume3

Conference

ConferenceHealthy Buildings: Creating a Healthy Indoor Environment for People, HB 2006
CountryPortugal
CityLisboa
Period06/6/406/6/8

Keywords

  • Car cabin
  • Thermal comfort

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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    Yamada, M., Wada, R., Tanabe, S., Nagayama, H., & Oi, H. (2006). Thermal comfort and reduction of solar heat load in the car cabin. In HB 2006 - Healthy Buildings: Creating a Healthy Indoor Environment for People, Proceedings (pp. 299-302). (HB 2006 - Healthy Buildings: Creating a Healthy Indoor Environment for People, Proceedings; Vol. 3).