Raimundo A. M., Gaspar A. R., Quintela D.A.
Bibliographic info:
RoomVent 2004, 9th international conference in University of Coimbra - Portugal, 5-8th september 2004, pp 6, 7 Fig., 2 Tab., 10 Ref

Achievement of thermal comfort can be improved if individual control of the environment is allowed,namely through a local heating system (LHS), consisting of individually controlled radiant heating panels, adapted to a common office desk to a seated person. The coupling with of a new radiative module enhances the simulating capabilities of an existing CFD numerical model. The added improvements are applied to the evaluation of the thermal performance o the LHS. A comparative analysis clearly demonstrates the relevance of a due consideration of radiative exchanges. This is in accordance with the main objectives of the present work.