Evaluation and measurement of thermal comfort in the vehicles with a new thermal manikin

Kazuhiko Matsunaga, Fujio Sudo, Shin Ichi Tanabe, Thomas Lund Madsen

研究成果: Conference article査読

12 被引用数 (Scopus)


Nearly all of the commonly used comfort predictors assume that the occupant is in a homogeneous environment, and are not fully effective in situations where this is not the case. In typical vehicle spaces, one commonly observes vertical temperature differences, radiant asymmetry, local air flows, and local body cooling. The purpose of this study is to describe a method for measuring non-uniform thermal environments using a new thermal manikin with controlled skin surface temperature. The manikin and its control logic are described, and an equivalent temperature based on the thermal manikin (teq) is proposed and discussed. To calibrate these methods, fundamental data were collected. For example, the clothed thermal manikin was tested in thermally non-uniform vehicle environments as created by solar radiation and HVAC system. The manikin-based equivalent temperature (teq) is shown to be effective at accounting for the effects of asymmetrical environmental conditions.

ジャーナルSAE Technical Papers
出版ステータスPublished - 1993 1 1
イベント7th International Pacific Conference and Exposition on Automotive Engineering - Phoenix, AZ, United States
継続期間: 1993 11 151993 11 19

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Pollution
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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