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Proceedings of BauSim Conference 2012: 4th Conference of IBPSA-Germany and Austria

     

INDIVIDUALISIERUNG EINES VIRTUELLEN THERMOREGULATIONSSYSTEMS ZUR THERMISCHEN KOMFORTBEWERTUNG IN INNENRÄUMEN

Daniel Wölki, Carolin Schmidt, Christoph van Treeck

Abstract: Holistically understanding the impact of inhomogeneous and time dependent indoor climatic effects on human beings requires the investigation of associated dynamic human thermoregulatory processes and their complex correlations. In this context several mathematical model approaches have been proposed in literature, which generally account for a standard human being of male gender. The research approach in this paper therefore focuses on the adaptation and parametrization of the physiological part of a virtual human thermoregulatory system in order to represent different morphological groups of people. In this regard, the skin surface represents the interface between the human body and its thermal surrounding and reflects the activity of the human thermoregulatory system through changing skin surface temperatures. Such temperatures are further used as input parameters for local and global thermal comfort prediction modeling.
Pages: 400 - 406
Paper:
bausim2012_172