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Proceedings of BauSim Conference 2010: 3rd Conference of IBPSA-Germany and Austria


Simulation der thermischen Behaglichkeit

Conrad Völker, Oliver Kornadt

Abstract: An approach is introduced, which enables the assessment of thermal comfort considering the complex and inhomogenous climatic conditions in buildings as well as the human physiology. Computational fluid dynamic is linked with a numerical model representing the thermophysiological behavior of the human body (UCBerkeley Comfort Model). By dint of CFD, the climatic conditions in buildings are simulated with a detailed resolution. Basing on the simulations, the thermophysiological model is able to determine the temperature distribution of the human body, the heat flux to the environment as well as thermal comfort. The approach is used for the exemplified investigation of thermal comfort and sensation in a room equipped with a radiant cooling floor.
Pages: 234 - 240