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Document ID (ISN)46283
CIS number 86-988
ISSN - Serial title 0007-2621 - BrŘel & KjŠr Technical Review
Year 1985
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Olsen B.W.
Title Local thermal discomfort
Bibliographic information 1985, No.1, p.3-42. Illus. 55 ref.
Abstract To provide an acceptable thermal environment for human beings, it is essential for the design and evaluation of a workplace to establish quantitative standards for thermal environments. One requirement to be met is that a person be in thermal neutrality as predicted by the comfort equation found in such standards as ISO 7730. Thermal neutrality depends on personal activity level, degree of insulation by clothing, air temperature, mean radiant temperature, air velocity and air humidity. A further requirement is that no local thermal discomfort exist. Local discomfort may be caused by asymmetric thermal radiation, local convective cooling (draughts), vertical air temperature gradients or contact with warm or cold floors. Quantitative treatments of each of these factors and recommended limits for avoiding discomfort are presented.
Descriptors (primary) thermal comfort; ventilation design; comfort criteria; standardization; prediction formulae; heating
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Heating, ventilation and climate
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Heat and cold
Heating and air conditioning