Psychrometric chart tutorial: A tool for understanding human thermal comfort conditions

Yasmin Bhattacharya, Murray Milne

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Abstract

The Psychrometric Chart tutorial is a downloadable animated tutorial application which explains the various features of the Psychrometric Chart and how it illustrates indoor or outdoor air conditions and their relation to human thermal comfort. This tutorial is written in Flash and various audio-visual techniques are incorporated to create an effective educational resource. This paper outlines the underpinning developmental theories for the tutorial program and subsequently describes, in detail, each of the features it presents: dry bulb temperature, absolute humidity, saturation line, relative humidity, wet bulb temperature, dew point temperature, precipitation, hourly data, comfort zones, and mechanical systems. It is concluded with user feedback and indications of future enhancements.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication38th ASES National Solar Conference 2009, SOLAR 2009
Pages4628-4640
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Dec 1
Event38th ASES National Solar Conference 2009, SOLAR 2009 - Buffalo, NY, United States
Duration: 2009 May 112009 May 16

Publication series

Name38th ASES National Solar Conference 2009, SOLAR 2009
Volume8

Other

Other38th ASES National Solar Conference 2009, SOLAR 2009
CountryUnited States
CityBuffalo, NY
Period09/5/1109/5/16

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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    Bhattacharya, Y., & Milne, M. (2009). Psychrometric chart tutorial: A tool for understanding human thermal comfort conditions. In 38th ASES National Solar Conference 2009, SOLAR 2009 (pp. 4628-4640). (38th ASES National Solar Conference 2009, SOLAR 2009; Vol. 8).