By Salvatore Carlucci

A variety of metrics for assessing human thermal reaction to weather conditions were proposed in medical literature over the past a long time. they target at describing human thermal notion of the thermal surroundings to which a person or a bunch of individuals is uncovered. extra lately, a brand new kind of “discomfort index” has been proposed for describing, in a man-made method, long term phenomena. ranging from a scientific evaluate of a few long term international ache indices, they're then contrasted and in comparison on a reference case research so one can establish their similarities and variations and strengths and weaknesses. in line with this research, a brand new non permanent neighborhood ache index is proposed for the yank Adaptive convenience version. ultimately, a brand new and trustworthy long term basic soreness index is gifted. it truly is brought in 3 types and every of them is acceptable to be respectively coupled with the Fanger, the eu Adaptive and the yankee Adaptive convenience models.

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The AirflowNetwork method does not consider the effect of the air thermal capacitance and consists in creating a node for each zone of the building and in connecting them through linkages. Such model consists of three sequential steps that are executed for each node of the model: 1. Calculation of air pressure and airflow rate. 2. Calculation of temperature and humidity. 3. Calculation of sensible and latent load. The pressure difference across a linkage component between the nodes n and m (DPn,m) is assumed to be governed by the Bernoulli’s equation, and it is given by DPn,m = (Pn - Pm) ?

Their analysis of comfort questionnaires collected in European naturally ventilated office buildings during the SCATs Project [15] confirms that some people may feel uncomfortable even at the theoretical comfort (neutral) temperature. When the theoretical comfort temperature is exceeded, the offset is recorded, and a weighting factor is calculated on an hourly basis. The weighting factor expresses the non-linearity between thermal discomfort and the exceedance from the theoretical comfort temperature [26].

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