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DOI: 10.5593/SGEM2016/B42/S19.037

COMFORT EVALUATION USING A THERMAL MANIKIN. COMPARISON TO SUBJECTIVE PERCEPTION

A. Dogeanul, C. Croitoru, I. Nastase, F. Bode, M. Sandu
Wednesday 7 September 2016 by Libadmin2016

References: 16th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2016, www.sgem.org, SGEM2016 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-64-3 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 28 - July 6, 2016, Book4 Vol. 2, 283-290 pp

ABSTRACT
The results of the thermal comfort analysis in a climatic chamber using subjective data from questionnaires survey and experimental data from a thermal manikin prototype and a standardized measurement system was presented.
This study is analyzing the thermal response of one thermal manikin prototype compared to classical evaluation methods in a climate chamber simulating office conditions. The thermal manikin is one among the five prototypes of thermal manikins conceived at the Building Services Faculty (Thermal-Hydraulic Systems Laboratory) at the Technical University of Civil Engineering. This particular prototype has an advanced anatomic shape, with 36 independent active zones, temperature sensors and its own in-house software for data acquisition and control of the zone’s surface temperature. The results are encouraging for developing a complex tool for thermal comfort diagnose and prediction.

Keywords: Thermal comfort, thermal manikin, questionnaire survey, climatic chamber