Paper Conference

Proceedings of Building Simulation 2017: 15th Conference of IBPSA


A Basic Evaluation of Non-Uniform Radiant Fields Using Computational Thermal Manikin

Ikumi Kishida1, Koji Sakai2, Hiroki Ono3, Daiki Kobayashi1
1Graduate School of Science & Technology, Meiji University, Kanagawa, Japan
2School of Science & Technology, Meiji University, Kanagawa, Japan
3Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry, Chiba, Japan

Abstract: It is important to predict thermal comfort, and several prediction methods were developed. One of the methods, Fanger’s human thermoregulation model, is considered not to be proper to apply to all circumstances, in particular, non-uniform or unsteady fields. In this study, aiming to analyse with simple model of computational thermal manikin in CFD simulating non-uniform radiant field, we compared analyses to experiments and confirmed the model validity. It indicates that Fanger’s model is maybe applicable to not only uniform and steady fields but also non-uniform radiant fields like an area near a window in summer.
Pages: 168 - 172