Predictive model of thermal sensation for heating systems considering contact with the floor

Hirotaka Kubo, Shin Ichi Tanabe, Tomoyuki Yokoyama, Toshiaki Omori, Noboru Ohira, Ryuichi Tominaga, Takashi Akimoto

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Abstract

One of the main goals in recent building designs is to attain a more comfortable thermal indoor environment with minimal energy consumption. Because Japanese residents do not wear shoes indoors, the thermal effect of human contact with the floor is of particular importance. Thus, this study proposes a method to accurately estimate the thermal sensation humans experience upon contact with the floor. We developed a new predictive model based on the regression analysis of factors extracted from subjective testing and previous research. Our model effectively predicted human thermal sensation, but the equation didn't always showed high accuracy. As a result, there is likely room for improvement in the accuracy of the proposed equation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication10th International Conference on Healthy Buildings 2012
Pages1052-1057
Number of pages6
Volume2
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event10th International Conference on Healthy Buildings 2012 - Brisbane, QLD
Duration: 2012 Jul 82012 Jul 12

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Other10th International Conference on Healthy Buildings 2012
CityBrisbane, QLD
Period12/7/812/7/12

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Heating
Subjective testing
Regression analysis
Thermal effects
Energy utilization
Wear of materials
Hot Temperature

Keywords

  • Floor heating system
  • Heating systems
  • Predictive model
  • Subjective test
  • Thermal sensation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering

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Kubo, H., Tanabe, S. I., Yokoyama, T., Omori, T., Ohira, N., Tominaga, R., & Akimoto, T. (2012). Predictive model of thermal sensation for heating systems considering contact with the floor. In 10th International Conference on Healthy Buildings 2012 (Vol. 2, pp. 1052-1057)

Predictive model of thermal sensation for heating systems considering contact with the floor. / Kubo, Hirotaka; Tanabe, Shin Ichi; Yokoyama, Tomoyuki; Omori, Toshiaki; Ohira, Noboru; Tominaga, Ryuichi; Akimoto, Takashi.

10th International Conference on Healthy Buildings 2012. Vol. 2 2012. p. 1052-1057.

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

Kubo, H, Tanabe, SI, Yokoyama, T, Omori, T, Ohira, N, Tominaga, R & Akimoto, T 2012, Predictive model of thermal sensation for heating systems considering contact with the floor. in 10th International Conference on Healthy Buildings 2012. vol. 2, pp. 1052-1057, 10th International Conference on Healthy Buildings 2012, Brisbane, QLD, 12/7/8.
Kubo H, Tanabe SI, Yokoyama T, Omori T, Ohira N, Tominaga R et al. Predictive model of thermal sensation for heating systems considering contact with the floor. In 10th International Conference on Healthy Buildings 2012. Vol. 2. 2012. p. 1052-1057
Kubo, Hirotaka ; Tanabe, Shin Ichi ; Yokoyama, Tomoyuki ; Omori, Toshiaki ; Ohira, Noboru ; Tominaga, Ryuichi ; Akimoto, Takashi. / Predictive model of thermal sensation for heating systems considering contact with the floor. 10th International Conference on Healthy Buildings 2012. Vol. 2 2012. pp. 1052-1057
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