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Type: Conference paper
Title: A model for the cooling effect of air movement
Author: Daniel, L.
Williamson, T.
Soebarto, V.
Chen, D.
Citation: Living and learning: research for a better built environment: 49th International Conference of the Architectural Science Association: proceedings, 2015 / Crawford, R., Stephan, A. (ed./s), pp.1077-1086
Publisher: Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, The University of Melbourne
Publisher Place: Melbourne
Issue Date: 2015
ISBN: 9780992383527
Conference Name: 49th International Conference of the Architectural Science Association (2 Dec 2015 - 4 Dec 2015 : Melbourne, Australia)
Editor: Crawford, R.
Stephan, A.
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Lyrian Daniel, Terence Williamson, Veronica Soebarto, and Dong Chen
Abstract: The importance of the cooling effect of air movement to thermal comfort in hot humid climates is widely acknowledged, however theoretical models of this effect have not been tested in a residential setting. An 11 month longitudinal comfort study of 20 houses in Darwin, Australia yielded 1360 thermal comfort vote responses with corresponding indoor climatic measurements, including air speed. A model to describe the cooling effect of air movement was developed using these data. This model allows for the benefits of natural ventilation and fan use to be accounted for when assessing the indoor thermal environments of climatically designed houses in hot humid conditions.
Keywords: Air movement
thermal comfort
cooling effect
Rights: ©2015, The Architectural Science Association and the University of Melbourne
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