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Title: Adaptive comfort and thermal expectations-a subjective evaluation in hot humid climate
Authors: Rajasekar, Elangovan
Ramachandraiah A.
Published in: Proceedings of Conference: Adapting to Change: New Thinking on Comfort, WINDSOR 2010
Abstract: Subjective and experimental evaluation of thermal comfort characteristics have been carried out in naturally ventilated apartment buildings located in a hot humid climatic region of India. Comfort and acceptability limits of environmental parameters under these conditions have been evaluated on the basis of adaptive comfort theory. The residents are found to accept a wider range of environmental conditions as being comfortable, compared to the limits suggested by traditional thermal comfort standards. Factors like age, thermal expectation, economic status and past experience with thermal comfort play a significant role in determining the comfort perception. A comparative study of the thermal performance of these buildings with respect to Fanger's extended adaptation theory has been carried out. Constraints for adaptation like outdoor noise levels and their influence on the thermal comfort perception have also been examined in this study.
Citation: Proceedings of Conference: Adapting to Change: New Thinking on Comfort, WINDSOR 2010, (2010). Windsor
URI: http://repository.iitr.ac.in/handle/123456789/15197
Issue Date: 2010
Keywords: Adaptation
Experimental and subjective evaluation
Extended PMV model
Hot humid climates
Noise climate
Thermal comfort
Adaptation
Comparative studies
Environmental conditions
Environmental parameter
Experimental evaluation
Hot humid climate
Noise climates
Subjective evaluations
Climate models
Thermal comfort
Author Scopus IDs: 36998794100
6602148912
Author Affiliations: Rajasekar, E., Building Technology and Construction Management Division, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Madras, Chennai 600036, India
Ramachandraiah, A., Building Technology and Construction Management Division, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Madras, Chennai 600036, India
Corresponding Author: Rajasekar, E.; Building Technology and Construction Management Division, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Madras, Chennai 600036, India
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