Evaluating the impact of solar radiation on outdoor thermal comfort by the development and validation of a simple Urban climatic model

Yuemei Zhu, Jing Liu, Yang Yao, Zuiliang Ma, Aya Hagishima, Jun Tanimoto

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

2 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

In this paper, in order to predict the outdoor thermal environment, a simple multi-layer canopy model coupled with calculation of outdoor thermal comfort was developed. SET* value was used to estimate the pedestrian level of thermal comfort in the outdoor thermal environment. Preliminary verification of this model using observational data on the outdoor thermal conditions showed good results. In addition, the results show that outdoor thermal comfort is significantly different with air temperature. Except for air temperature, both solar radiation and humidity play important roles on outdoor thermal comfort.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the ASME International Solar Energy Conference, ISEC2006
Pages515-521
Number of pages7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 19 2007
Event2006 International Solar Energy Conference, ISEC2006 - Denver, CO, United States
Duration: Jul 8 2006Jul 13 2006

Publication series

NameInternational Solar Energy Conference
ISSN (Print)1546-8402

Other

Other2006 International Solar Energy Conference, ISEC2006
CountryUnited States
CityDenver, CO
Period7/8/067/13/06

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Space and Planetary Science

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Evaluating the impact of solar radiation on outdoor thermal comfort by the development and validation of a simple Urban climatic model'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this