Investigation of thermal comfort model using optimum control of local air velocity

Junko Kubota, Takashi Akimoto, Tomoyuki Chikamoto, Satoshi Hashimoto, Atsushi Nishino

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Abstract

This study investigated the task of optimum control of an air-conditioning system. This system could predict personal thermal comfort, and could provide moderately conditioned air close to the vicinity area of occupants. Each occupant could therefore be provided with moderate air velocity and temperature around them, according to their preferences. Subjective experiments were conducted in an environmental chamber with a single/flow air conditioning system mounted on the ceiling. The air conditioning system could operate as a task/conditioning system for occupants. In the experiment, thermal comfort votes, comfort sensation votes, and detail of clothing climate which means temperature and humidity between clothes and the skin were measured. The model also explores the correlation between clothing climate and thermal sensation that was proposed on the basis of the results of subjective experiments. From this result, it was found that there was indeed statistical correlation between clothing climate and thermal sensation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication10th International Conference on Healthy Buildings 2012
Pages1751-1756
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

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Keywords

  • Clothing climate
  • Laboratory studies
  • Task conditioning system
  • Thermal comfort
  • Thermal sensation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering

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Kubota, J., Akimoto, T., Chikamoto, T., Hashimoto, S., & Nishino, A. (2012). Investigation of thermal comfort model using optimum control of local air velocity. In 10th International Conference on Healthy Buildings 2012 (Vol. 2, pp. 1751-1756)