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DOI: 10.5593/SGEM2015/B41/S19.143

THE HUMAN THERMAL COMFORT EVALUATION INSIDE THE PASSENGER COMPARTMENT

A. Vartires, A. Dogeanu, P.Danca, C. Croitoru
Monday 28 September 2015 by Libadmin2015

References: 15th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2015, www.sgem.org, SGEM2015 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-38-4 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 18-24, 2015, Book4, 1113-1120 pp

ABSTRACT
This study presents the evaluation of thermal comfort inside a vehicle using four human subjects. The most usual way of estimating the state of thermal comfort is introduced by professor Fanger based on PMV index. PMV depends on six dependent variables: activity level of the individual (metabolism), the thermal resistance of clothing, air temperature, average radiation temperature of the cabin surface, air relative humidity and air currents speed. Based on measurements of temperature, relative humidity and air velocity achieved in the vehicle cabin, we could assess the state of thermal comfort through PMV index. It could be analyzed comparative against thermal sensation felt by the occupants.

Keywords: thermal comfort, passenger compartment, Thermal Sensation Vote (TSV), PMV - PPD indices, overall and local thermal sensation