Thermal comfort in car cabin with cooling individual body parts

Yutaka Kobayashi, Yuji Mori, Shinichi Yoshimura, Shinichi Tanabe, Hajime Oi

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

    3 Citations (Scopus)

    Abstract

    The principal aim of this study is to analyze the method of psychological estimation under a transient and non-uniform thermal environment. In this paper, we verified the Zhang model which predicts psychological response from a physiological amount in such an environment by comparing with the results of subjective tests under such an environment in August 2010(Yoshimura et al). The Zhang model consists of four phases: The "local sensation model", "overall sensation model", "local comfort model" and "overall comfort model". There are two independent versions: a 2004 version and a 2009versionof the "overall sensation model". The subjective test was carried out in a climate chamber which was set to summer climate conditions. Four air conditioning cases were set by airflow directions: 1) Head, 2) Head & Foot, 3) Chest and 4) Chest & Foot. The estimation of local thermal sensation by the Zhang model was found to be accurate. However, the estimation of overall sensation and local/overall comfort was still less than accurate and needs improvement.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication10th International Conference on Healthy Buildings 2012
    Pages1030-1035
    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

    Fingerprint

    Thermal comfort
    Railroad cars
    Cooling
    Air conditioning

    Keywords

    • Non-uniform condition
    • Thermal comfort
    • Thermal sensation
    • Transient condition
    • Zhang model

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Civil and Structural Engineering

    Cite this

    Kobayashi, Y., Mori, Y., Yoshimura, S., Tanabe, S., & Oi, H. (2012). Thermal comfort in car cabin with cooling individual body parts. In 10th International Conference on Healthy Buildings 2012 (Vol. 2, pp. 1030-1035)

    Thermal comfort in car cabin with cooling individual body parts. / Kobayashi, Yutaka; Mori, Yuji; Yoshimura, Shinichi; Tanabe, Shinichi; Oi, Hajime.

    10th International Conference on Healthy Buildings 2012. Vol. 2 2012. p. 1030-1035.

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

    Kobayashi, Y, Mori, Y, Yoshimura, S, Tanabe, S & Oi, H 2012, Thermal comfort in car cabin with cooling individual body parts. in 10th International Conference on Healthy Buildings 2012. vol. 2, pp. 1030-1035, 10th International Conference on Healthy Buildings 2012, Brisbane, QLD, 12/7/8.
    Kobayashi Y, Mori Y, Yoshimura S, Tanabe S, Oi H. Thermal comfort in car cabin with cooling individual body parts. In 10th International Conference on Healthy Buildings 2012. Vol. 2. 2012. p. 1030-1035
    Kobayashi, Yutaka ; Mori, Yuji ; Yoshimura, Shinichi ; Tanabe, Shinichi ; Oi, Hajime. / Thermal comfort in car cabin with cooling individual body parts. 10th International Conference on Healthy Buildings 2012. Vol. 2 2012. pp. 1030-1035
    @inproceedings{4cf7b17d192b485e88ca6d3a65692a1e,
    title = "Thermal comfort in car cabin with cooling individual body parts",
    abstract = "The principal aim of this study is to analyze the method of psychological estimation under a transient and non-uniform thermal environment. In this paper, we verified the Zhang model which predicts psychological response from a physiological amount in such an environment by comparing with the results of subjective tests under such an environment in August 2010(Yoshimura et al). The Zhang model consists of four phases: The {"}local sensation model{"}, {"}overall sensation model{"}, {"}local comfort model{"} and {"}overall comfort model{"}. There are two independent versions: a 2004 version and a 2009versionof the {"}overall sensation model{"}. The subjective test was carried out in a climate chamber which was set to summer climate conditions. Four air conditioning cases were set by airflow directions: 1) Head, 2) Head & Foot, 3) Chest and 4) Chest & Foot. The estimation of local thermal sensation by the Zhang model was found to be accurate. However, the estimation of overall sensation and local/overall comfort was still less than accurate and needs improvement.",
    keywords = "Non-uniform condition, Thermal comfort, Thermal sensation, Transient condition, Zhang model",
    author = "Yutaka Kobayashi and Yuji Mori and Shinichi Yoshimura and Shinichi Tanabe and Hajime Oi",
    year = "2012",
    language = "English",
    isbn = "9781627480758",
    volume = "2",
    pages = "1030--1035",
    booktitle = "10th International Conference on Healthy Buildings 2012",

    }

    TY - GEN

    T1 - Thermal comfort in car cabin with cooling individual body parts

    AU - Kobayashi, Yutaka

    AU - Mori, Yuji

    AU - Yoshimura, Shinichi

    AU - Tanabe, Shinichi

    AU - Oi, Hajime

    PY - 2012

    Y1 - 2012

    N2 - The principal aim of this study is to analyze the method of psychological estimation under a transient and non-uniform thermal environment. In this paper, we verified the Zhang model which predicts psychological response from a physiological amount in such an environment by comparing with the results of subjective tests under such an environment in August 2010(Yoshimura et al). The Zhang model consists of four phases: The "local sensation model", "overall sensation model", "local comfort model" and "overall comfort model". There are two independent versions: a 2004 version and a 2009versionof the "overall sensation model". The subjective test was carried out in a climate chamber which was set to summer climate conditions. Four air conditioning cases were set by airflow directions: 1) Head, 2) Head & Foot, 3) Chest and 4) Chest & Foot. The estimation of local thermal sensation by the Zhang model was found to be accurate. However, the estimation of overall sensation and local/overall comfort was still less than accurate and needs improvement.

    AB - The principal aim of this study is to analyze the method of psychological estimation under a transient and non-uniform thermal environment. In this paper, we verified the Zhang model which predicts psychological response from a physiological amount in such an environment by comparing with the results of subjective tests under such an environment in August 2010(Yoshimura et al). The Zhang model consists of four phases: The "local sensation model", "overall sensation model", "local comfort model" and "overall comfort model". There are two independent versions: a 2004 version and a 2009versionof the "overall sensation model". The subjective test was carried out in a climate chamber which was set to summer climate conditions. Four air conditioning cases were set by airflow directions: 1) Head, 2) Head & Foot, 3) Chest and 4) Chest & Foot. The estimation of local thermal sensation by the Zhang model was found to be accurate. However, the estimation of overall sensation and local/overall comfort was still less than accurate and needs improvement.

    KW - Non-uniform condition

    KW - Thermal comfort

    KW - Thermal sensation

    KW - Transient condition

    KW - Zhang model

    UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84883333087&partnerID=8YFLogxK

    UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84883333087&partnerID=8YFLogxK

    M3 - Conference contribution

    SN - 9781627480758

    VL - 2

    SP - 1030

    EP - 1035

    BT - 10th International Conference on Healthy Buildings 2012

    ER -