Human Thermal Comfort

Human Thermal Comfort - CRC Focus

Hardback (04 Dec 2019) | English

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Synopsis

Thermal comfort is a desirable state familiar to all people. Providing inspirational indoor and outdoor environments that provide thermal comfort, in the context of energy use and climate change, is a challenge for the 21st century. This book provides an up-to-date, comprehensive coverage of thermal comfort from principles and theory to practical application.

The book begins with current knowledge and understanding of thermal comfort and its application to providing thermal conditions for indoor and outdoor environments. It integrates and presents new ideas to provide a comprehensive model of thermal comfort so that we can move on from the 20th and early 21st century and provide a focus for developments for future decades.

This book will be of interest to practitioners and students and anyone involved with fields such as environmental design, physiology, ergonomics, human factors, industrial hygiene, architecture, health and safety and air conditioning.

 Provides current thermal comfort standards and regulations

 Describes the PMV, PPD, ET* and SET thermal comfort indices

 Discusses adaptive thermal comfort, adaptive opportunity and explains why we have not moved towards a more dynamic and interactive approach to providing thermal comfort

 Presents a new model relating thermal discomfort to performance

 Shows how to construct a computer model of thermal comfort

 Offers how to conduct a thermal comfort survey

Human Thermal Comfort provides new ideas for achieving thermal comfort for offices, vehicles, atriums, and plazas of the future.

Book information

ISBN: 9780367261931
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
Imprint: CRC Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 612.01426
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xvi, 132
Weight: 328g
Height: 144mm
Width: 222mm
Spine width: 15mm