New human thermal model integrated in a building simulation environment for a more accurate estimation of thermal comfort in transient conditions

Riikka Holopainen, Pekka Tuomaala

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Abstract

This paper presents the basic features of the new VTT Human Thermal Model (HTM), the adopted heat and mass transfer models and the new way of estimating human thermal sensation and comfort. A test case with a series of stepwise changes in environmental conditions including neutral, low and high ambient temperatures has been simulated with HTM. The simulated skin temperatures have been compared to original measured values, and the calculated thermal sensation and comfort has been compared to results calculated with a traditional way of estimating human thermal comfort (Fanger method). The results show that simulated skin temperatures give a good resemblance with measured values. The calculated thermal sensation by HTM show that the Fanger method is not sufficient for estimating the human thermal comfort in transient conditions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSB10 Finland
Subtitle of host publicationSustainable Community - buildingSMART. Conference proceedings
EditorsPekka Huovila, A. Karvonen, Ville Raasakka
Place of PublicationHelsinki
PublisherSuomen Rakennusinsinöörien Liitto RIL
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)978-951-758-506-4
Publication statusPublished - 2010
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventSB10 Finland: Sustainable Community - buildingSMART - Dipoli, Espoo, Finland
Duration: 22 Sep 201024 Sep 2010
Conference number: 8

Conference

ConferenceSB10 Finland
CountryFinland
CityEspoo
Period22/09/1024/09/10

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Thermal comfort
Skin
Temperature
Hot Temperature
Mass transfer
Heat transfer

Keywords

  • thermal sensation
  • thermal comfort
  • human thermal model

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Holopainen, R., & Tuomaala, P. (2010). New human thermal model integrated in a building simulation environment for a more accurate estimation of thermal comfort in transient conditions. In P. Huovila, A. Karvonen, & V. Raasakka (Eds.), SB10 Finland: Sustainable Community - buildingSMART. Conference proceedings Helsinki: Suomen Rakennusinsinöörien Liitto RIL.
Holopainen, Riikka ; Tuomaala, Pekka. / New human thermal model integrated in a building simulation environment for a more accurate estimation of thermal comfort in transient conditions. SB10 Finland: Sustainable Community - buildingSMART. Conference proceedings. editor / Pekka Huovila ; A. Karvonen ; Ville Raasakka. Helsinki : Suomen Rakennusinsinöörien Liitto RIL, 2010.
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Holopainen, R & Tuomaala, P 2010, New human thermal model integrated in a building simulation environment for a more accurate estimation of thermal comfort in transient conditions. in P Huovila, A Karvonen & V Raasakka (eds), SB10 Finland: Sustainable Community - buildingSMART. Conference proceedings. Suomen Rakennusinsinöörien Liitto RIL, Helsinki, SB10 Finland, Espoo, Finland, 22/09/10.

New human thermal model integrated in a building simulation environment for a more accurate estimation of thermal comfort in transient conditions. / Holopainen, Riikka; Tuomaala, Pekka.

SB10 Finland: Sustainable Community - buildingSMART. Conference proceedings. ed. / Pekka Huovila; A. Karvonen; Ville Raasakka. Helsinki : Suomen Rakennusinsinöörien Liitto RIL, 2010.

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Holopainen R, Tuomaala P. New human thermal model integrated in a building simulation environment for a more accurate estimation of thermal comfort in transient conditions. In Huovila P, Karvonen A, Raasakka V, editors, SB10 Finland: Sustainable Community - buildingSMART. Conference proceedings. Helsinki: Suomen Rakennusinsinöörien Liitto RIL. 2010