The influence of the combined effect of draught and radiant thermal asymmetry on human performance

Balázs András-Tövissi*, László Kajtár, P. Wargocki

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Currently, there are studies which show the separate effect of the local discomfort parameters such as the draught and radiant thermal asymmetry. However, no studies have been conducted to find out the combined effect of the before mentioned two discomfort parameters on human performance. In order to fill this gap, a 17 months experiment was performed at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics. Throughout the experiment twenty human subjects (ten women and ten men) performed different cognitive tests and responded to questionnaires. Two different draught rates and five different radiant thermal asymmetry values were imposed in the Macskásy climate chamber, where the experiment took place. The results show the consequence of the combined effect of draught and radiant thermal asymmetry on the human performance.
Original languageEnglish
Article number06004
JournalE3S Web of Conferences
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventClima 2019: 13th REHVA World Congress - Bucharest, Romania
Duration: 26 May 201929 May 2019
Conference number: 13


ConferenceClima 2019: 13th REHVA World Congress

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