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Title: Simulating the effect of complex indoor environmental conditions on human thermal comfort
Authors: Cropper, Paul C.
Yang, Tong
Cook, Malcolm J.
Fiala, Dusan
Yousaf, Rehan
Keywords: CFD
Thermal comfort
Model coupling
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: © IBPSA
Citation: CROPPER, P.C. ... et al, 2009. Simulating the effect of complex indoor environmental conditions on human thermal comfort. IN: Proceedings of the Eleventh International IBPSA Conference, (Building Simulation 2009), 27-30 July, Glasgow, Scotland, pp. 1367-1373.
Abstract: This paper describes the methods developed to couple a commercial CFD program with a multisegmented model of human thermal comfort and physiology. A CFD model is able to predict detailed temperatures and velocities of airflow around a human body, whilst a thermal comfort model is able to predict the response of a human to the environment surrounding it. By coupling the two models and exchanging information about the heat exchange at the body surface the coupled system can potentially predict the response of a human body to detailed local environmental conditions. This paper presents a method of exchanging data, using shared files, to provide a means of dynamically exchanging simulation data with the IESD-Fiala model during the CFD solution process. Additional code is used to set boundary conditions for the CFD simulation at the body surface as determined by the IESD-Fiala model and to return information about local environmental conditions adjacent to the body surface as determined by the CFD simulation.
Description: This is a conference paper, it was presented at the 11th International Building Performance Simulation Association Conference (Building Simulation 2009), details are available at; http://www.bs2009.org.uk/
Version: Published
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/5256
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