A controlled experiment on people's disposition and thermal comfort

Ricardo Forgiarini Rupp*, Cecilie J. Fischer Jørgensen, Cecilie Marie Truelsen, Jørn Toftum

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    Abstract

    A person’s self-assessment of his/her own thermal sensitivity (i.e. thermal disposition) is likely to affect his/her thermal perception. The main objective of this work was to analyse people's disposition regarding their thermal perception under equivalent thermal conditions. Controlled experiments involving human subjects were performed in a climate chamber, where subjects were exposed to different thermal conditions. Results showed that subjects more sensitive to heat felt warmer under equivalent thermal conditions than those more sensitive to cold. Categorising people based on their thermal disposition may be useful to improve the design and use of indoor spaces and personalised conditioning systems.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication date2022
    Number of pages2
    Publication statusPublished - 2022
    Event17th International Conference of the International Society of Indoor Air Quality & Climate - University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, Finland
    Duration: 12 Jun 202216 Jun 2022
    Conference number: 17
    https://indoorair2022.org/

    Conference

    Conference17th International Conference of the International Society of Indoor Air Quality & Climate
    Number17
    LocationUniversity of Eastern Finland
    Country/TerritoryFinland
    CityKuopio
    Period12/06/202216/06/2022
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    Bibliographical note

    Paper no. 1472

    Keywords

    • Thermal perception
    • Thermal disposition
    • Thermal sensitivity

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