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Title: A study on thermal parameters in residential buildings associated with hot humid environments
Authors: Rajasekar, Elangovan
Ramachandraiah A.
Published in: Architectural Science Review
Abstract: Multi-storeyed buildings are being constructed in increasing numbers in different climatic conditions in the Indian region. There is a great demand for various comfort aspects, security and other related issues of these buildings by the user group. It is in this context that certain thermal comfort characteristics, which happen to have a significant impact on occupants, are studied in this work. The effects of different construction materials, orientation, geometrical features of the buildings such as height, and exposure of the roof to solar radiation are studied. Subjective surveys of occupants in these buildings are conducted with a questionnaire, which includes factors such as thermal sensation, thermal comfort, perception of humidity, air movement and noise levels. To relate the experimental findings, the thermal sensation vote (TSV) is measured on a 7-point ASHRAE scale. With respect to the thermal perception of residents, although the measured Fanger's predicted mean vote (PMV) and TSV correlate well, the TSV values are numerically lower than the measured PMV values. It is seen that with an expectancy factor of 0.6, the extended PMV model corresponds well with the TSV values. © 2011.
Citation: Architectural Science Review(2011), 54(1): 23-38
URI: https://doi.org/10.3763/asre.2009.0082
http://repository.iitr.ac.in/handle/123456789/70
Issue Date: 2011
Keywords: Adaptive comfort
Fanger's PMV
Hot humid climates
Natural ventilation
Residential buildings
Thermal comfort
ISSN: 38628
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; email: erajas@gmail.com
Appears in Collections:Journal Publications [AR]

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