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Title: A standard predictive index of human response to the thermal environment

Abstract

Temperature and sensory indicates of human response to the thermal environment are often expressed in terms of the known response in a controlled laboratory environment, as a standard. The three rational indices of this type to be considered are ASHRAE's Standard Effective Temperature (SET*) Index, defined as the equivalent dry bulb temperature of an isothermal environment at 50% RH in which a subject, while wearing clothing standardized for activity concerned, would have the same heat stress (skin temperature T/sub sk/) and thermo-regulatory strain (skin wettedness, w) as in the actual test environment; Fanger's Predicted Mean Vote (PMV) Index, defined in terms of the heat load that would be required to restore a state of ''Comfort'' and evaluated by his Comfort Equation; and Winslow's Skin Wettedness Index of ''Thermal Discomfort'' (DISC) defined in terms of the fraction of the body surface, wet with perspiration, required to regulate body temperature by evaporative cooling.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
John B. Pierce Foundation Lab., New Haven, CT
OSTI Identifier:
6494216
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 6494216
Report Number(s):
CONF-8606125-
Journal ID: CODEN: ASHTA
Resource Type:
Conference
Journal Name:
ASHRAE Trans.; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 92:2B; Conference: ASHRAE annual meeting, Portland, OR, USA, 22 Jun 1986
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; 63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; BUILDINGS; SPACE HVAC SYSTEMS; THERMAL COMFORT; HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING; STANDARDS; BIOLOGICAL STRESS; BODY TEMPERATURE; EVAPORATIVE COOLING; HEATING LOAD; HUMAN FACTORS; HUMIDITY; OCCUPANTS; PSYCHROMETRY; SWEAT; TEMPERATURE EFFECTS; THERMOREGULATION; BIOLOGICAL MATERIALS; BIOLOGICAL WASTES; BODY FLUIDS; CONTROL; COOLING; ENERGY SYSTEMS; ENGINEERING; HYGROMETRY; MATERIALS; TEMPERATURE CONTROL; WASTES 320106* -- Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization-- Building Equipment-- (1987-); 560200 -- Thermal Effects

Citation Formats

Gagge, A.P., Fobelets, A.P., and Berglund, L.G. A standard predictive index of human response to the thermal environment. United States: N. p., 1986. Web.
Gagge, A.P., Fobelets, A.P., & Berglund, L.G. A standard predictive index of human response to the thermal environment. United States.
Gagge, A.P., Fobelets, A.P., and Berglund, L.G. Wed . "A standard predictive index of human response to the thermal environment". United States.
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title = {A standard predictive index of human response to the thermal environment},
author = {Gagge, A.P. and Fobelets, A.P. and Berglund, L.G.},
abstractNote = {Temperature and sensory indicates of human response to the thermal environment are often expressed in terms of the known response in a controlled laboratory environment, as a standard. The three rational indices of this type to be considered are ASHRAE's Standard Effective Temperature (SET*) Index, defined as the equivalent dry bulb temperature of an isothermal environment at 50% RH in which a subject, while wearing clothing standardized for activity concerned, would have the same heat stress (skin temperature T/sub sk/) and thermo-regulatory strain (skin wettedness, w) as in the actual test environment; Fanger's Predicted Mean Vote (PMV) Index, defined in terms of the heat load that would be required to restore a state of ''Comfort'' and evaluated by his Comfort Equation; and Winslow's Skin Wettedness Index of ''Thermal Discomfort'' (DISC) defined in terms of the fraction of the body surface, wet with perspiration, required to regulate body temperature by evaporative cooling.},
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journal = {ASHRAE Trans.; (United States)},
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