Submitted by Maria.Kapsalaki on Thu, 10/31/2013 - 13:18
This paper discusses on the indoor thermal environment controlled by the air-conditioners and the ceiling fans under the heating condition. An experiment which measured the temperature and the indoor wind velocity was conducted in the classroom with the ceiling fans. The preset temperature was 24oC, and the airflow direction of the ceiling fans was upward. The rotational speed of the ceiling fans were changed (90-300rpm). Questionnaires to the occupants were also conducted to figure out the problem when the ceiling fans were used in the classroom.
Submitted by Maria.Kapsalaki on Fri, 10/25/2013 - 17:42
In a hot-humid climate, comfort ventilation involving air movement over the skin of the human body is a prime consideration for thermal comfort. In developing countries with such a climate, the use of an air conditioner is not economically feasible by a majority of the population. Therefore, ceiling fan assisted cooling strategies hold significance. Fans increase the air movement inside rooms, thereby causing the layer of sweat over the occupant's body to evaporate. This paper aims to assess the evaporative cooling effect of a ceiling fan in a naturally ventilated house.