Thermal comfort for sedentary and moderate activity levels

Summary

Reports research to investigate human comfort criteria under steady state conditions as a function of relative humidity level, dry bulb temperature and activity level. Focuses on sedentary-to-moderate activity with varying relative humidity, dry bulb temperature and air velocity. The mean radiant temperature is taken to be the same as the ambient air temperature. Discusses the results, which show that level of activity is a primary factor that influences human comfort and that ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 55-192 fails to predict thermal comfort at the 2.3 met activity level.

Primary Author(s): Chamra L M, Huynh K, Hodge B K

Source: ASHRAE Trans., 2002, vol.108, part 1, paper number 4539, 428-434, 12 figs, 3 tabs, refs.

             BSRIA Abstract Doc 000103824 Abs 20020794

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