Claus Topp, Peter Hesselholt, Mikkel Roed Trier, Peter V. Nielsen
Bibliographic info:
Healthy Buildings 2003 - Proceedings 7th International Conference (7th-11th December 2003) - National University of Singapore - Vol. 2, pp 339-344, 5 Fig., 10 Ref.

A number of different thermal manikins have been applied in literature to experimentallystudy the indoor environment. These manikins differ in size, shape and level of geometriccomplexity ranging from simple box or cylinder shaped thermal manikins to humanlikebreathing thermal manikins. None of the reported studies, however, deals with the influenceof geometry of the thermal manikin. This paper provides an experimental study on theinfluence of manikin geometry on the global and local airflow around a manikin located inmixing ventilated surroundings.It was found that the air velocities express little influence of manikin geometry when globalflow is considered, that is flow at some distance from the manikin. However, locally thevelocity levels showed to be significantly different.