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Study on the Individual Control System Considering Human Thermal Adaptation

Song D., Kato S., Yang J.H., Zhu S., Chikamoto T., 2004
computational fluid dynamics | thermal comfort | control
Bibliographic info: RoomVent 2004, 9th international conference in University of Coimbra - Portugal, 5-8th september 2004, pp 5, 8 Fig., 5 Tab., 2 Ref
Languages: English

This paper analyses an individual control system that accounts for human thermal adaptation.Although the conventional individual control system has been shown to provide a satisfactory level of thermal comfort, there are questions over its energy efficiency. It has therefore become urgent to develop a new individual control system that can ensure both energy saving and thermal comfort. In this study, the alleviation time is proposed as an energy-saving control strategy for the individual control system. In addition, the characteristics of unsteady human thermal adaptability were analyzed by subjective experiment and CFD simulation.

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