The effect of partial body cooling on entire body thermal sensation in summer.

Number: pap. n. 188

Author(s) : FUKAGAWA R., KURAZUMI Y., KITAYAMA H., et al.


In recent years, global warming is becoming a serious issue. In addition, according to the devastation that occurred in Japan on March 11, 2011, the country's energy policy tends to convert to an anti-nuclear policy. This requires either to invent new energy supplying system or highly energy saving equipment. Global warming itself mainly is considered as a human disaster caused by the increase of exhaust heat related to the energy consumption increase. Focusing more on energy consumption, air conditioning dominates the large ratio of the energy consumption. For that reason, to decrease the energy consumption, improving the air conditioning system is necessary. For the amelioration, floor heating and cooling system is one of the answers since this system directly warms and cools the human body. There are several studies focusing on this system. Kurazumi et al. have led several studies on the floor cooling system based on the human body posture. However, to efficiently utilize the floor heating and cooling system, analysis on the effect of partial thermal sensation on entire body sensation is required. For that reason, the purpose of this research is to clarify the above mentioned effect to design more energy saving heating and cooling systems.

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  • Original title: The effect of partial body cooling on entire body thermal sensation in summer.
  • Record ID : 30008768
  • Languages: English
  • Source: Clima 2013. 11th REHVA World Congress and 8th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality, Ventilation and Energy Conservation in Buildings.
  • Publication date: 2013/06/16


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