Thermal comfort in car cabin with cooling individual body parts

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

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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
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Dec 1
Event10th International Conference on Healthy Buildings 2012 - Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Duration: 2012 Jul 82012 Jul 12

Publication series

Name10th International Conference on Healthy Buildings 2012
Volume2

Conference

Conference10th International Conference on Healthy Buildings 2012
CountryAustralia
CityBrisbane, QLD
Period12/7/812/7/12

Keywords

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering

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    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 (pp. 1030-1035). (10th International Conference on Healthy Buildings 2012; Vol. 2).