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Title: Thermal comfort evaluation of an underground metro station in New Delhi using agent-based modelling
Authors: Sinha K.
Rajasekar, Elangovan
Published in: Building and Environment
Abstract: This paper presents an agent-based modelling approach to evaluate the thermal comfort of an underground metro station in New Delhi, India. Thermal characteristics of different zones of the metro station are evaluated through real-time field measurements and subjective surveys. Exposure time of passengers is assessed with the walking speed, time taken for process activities and stochastic events during peak and off-peak periods of metro operation. Agent-based model is developed to capture the dynamics of exposure time, metabolic rates and clothing insulation. Thermal comfort is estimated using relative warmth index (RWI) employing dynamic exposure time, metabolic rates and clothing insulation data for alighting and boarding sequences. The estimated RWI values are validated using subjective thermal sensation votes reported by the passengers. Neutral temperature is estimated for different zones of the metro station considering the exposure time and metabolic rates. © 2020 Elsevier Ltd
Citation: Building and Environment(2020), 177(): -
URI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2020.106924
http://repository.iitr.ac.in/handle/123456789/145
Issue Date: 2020
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
Keywords: Agent-based modelling
Neutral temperature
Relative warmth index
Thermal comfort
Underground stations
ISSN: 3601323
Author Scopus IDs: 57216688738
36998794100
Author Affiliations: Sinha, K., Department of Architecture and Planning, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India
Rajasekar, E., Department of Architecture and Planning, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India
Funding Details: The research described in this paper is financially supported by Department of Science and Technology , Government of India [No.: TMD/CERI/BEE/2016/07 ]. The authors would like to acknowledge the support of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) for granting permission to conduct the study in metro stations.
Corresponding Author: Sinha, K.; Department of Architecture and Planning, Indian Institute of Technology RoorkeeIndia; email: kapil.k.sinha@gmail.com
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