Comparison of outdoor comfort field data against calculations of the thermal indices PMV and PET

Eduardo Krüger, Rohinton Emmanuel, Patricia Drach, Oscar Corbella

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Abstract

We carried out an extensive series of measurements and surveys in a pedestrianized area of Glasgow, UK (55°51'N, 04°12'W) to understand the thermal preferences of local population and to define a preliminary comfort range using selected thermal indices. Nineteen monitoring campaigns were carried out and 763 outdoor comfort surveys were administered to street users. Weather variables were collected using a Davis-Vantage Pro2 weather station, equipped with temperature and humidity sensors, anemometer, pyranometer and a globe thermometer. Concurrent thermal comfort surveys were carried out using an adapted version of ISO 10551. Weather data were post-processed in Rayman and WinComf for obtaining the thermal comfort indices PET and PMV, respectively, allowing comparisons with thermal sensation/preference votes. Analysis of these outcomes point out to the need for simplifications of the original thermal comfort protocol, with no significant effect on the quality of the results obtained.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 15 Apr 2012
Event7th Windsor Conference: The Changing Context of Comfort in an Unpredictable World 2012 - Windsor, United Kingdom
Duration: 12 Apr 201215 Apr 2012
Conference number: 7

Conference

Conference7th Windsor Conference: The Changing Context of Comfort in an Unpredictable World 2012
Abbreviated titleWINDSOR 2012
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityWindsor
Period12/04/1215/04/12

Keywords

  • Outdoor thermal comfort
  • Preference votes
  • Thermal comfort indices
  • Thermal comfort protocols
  • Thermal sensation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)

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