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Subjective effects of low speed air movement Subjectieve effecten van luchtbeweging met lage snelheid.

McIntyre D.A., 1981
air movement | thermal comfort
Bibliographic info: Klimaatbeh August 1981 vol.10 no.8 p.442-444,457-458
Languages: Dutch

Reports experiments on whether there is an optimum air speed for comfort carried out at the Electricity Council Research Centre at Capenhurst. 9 seated subjects were separately exposed to a steady horizontal air movement over the whole body. At air velocities of 0.1, 0.15, 0.25 and 0.35 m/s the subjects were asked to adjust room air temperature personally to a preferred level. An enquiry list was laid before them. Preference was given to the 10-point Bedford list over the 7-point ASHRAE one. Compares test result figures with Bedford and Fanger theories. Uses the Newman Keuls procedure. Finds no evidence that an optimum air speed should exist, nor that low air speed should be experienced as stuffy.

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