Thermal Comfort

Exploring cool-roof and passive ventilation techniques to achieve thermal comfort

Calculators

Themal Comfort Calculator

There are three calculators which are provided within the downloadable document to

  1. Help readers appreciate the change in ventilation with respect to the temperature, size and location of windows
  2. Understand the change in persons discomfort level within a working space based on air flow, temperature, working condition and clothing
  3. The effectiveness of evaporative cooling

The calulators provided within this table are adopted from the equations developed by the following authors

PMV | PPD - Intially developed by Fanger and later modified by Constantinos A. Balaras
Air flow - E. Dascalaki and M. Samtamouris
Evaporative Cooling - Arthanassios A. Argiriou

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