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

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Abstract

In this paper, in order to predict the outdoor thermal environment, a simple multilayer 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 veri cation 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 publicationAmerican Solar Energy Society - Solar 2006
Subtitle of host publication35th ASES Annual Conf., 31st ASES National Passive Solar Conf., 1st ASES Policy and Marketing Conf., ASME Solar Energy Division Int. Solar Energy Conference
Pages1522-1528
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2006
EventSolar 2006: Renewable Energy - Key to Climate Recovery, Including 35th ASES Annual Conference, 31st ASES National Passive Solar Conference, 1st ASES Policy and Marketing Conference and ASME Solar Energy Division International Solar Energy Conference - Denver, CO, United States
Duration: Jul 9 2006Jul 13 2006

Publication series

NameAmerican Solar Energy Society - Solar 2006: 35th ASES Annual Conf., 31st ASES National Passive Solar Conf., 1st ASES Policy and Marketing Conf., ASME Solar Energy Division Int. Solar Energy Conference
Volume3

Other

OtherSolar 2006: Renewable Energy - Key to Climate Recovery, Including 35th ASES Annual Conference, 31st ASES National Passive Solar Conference, 1st ASES Policy and Marketing Conference and ASME Solar Energy Division International Solar Energy Conference
CountryUnited States
CityDenver, CO
Period7/9/067/13/06

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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    Zhu, Y., Liu, J., Yao, Y., Ma, Z., Hagishima, A., & Tanimoto, J. (2006). Evaluating the impact of solar radiation on outdoor thermal comfort by the development and validation of a simple urban climatic model. In American Solar Energy Society - Solar 2006: 35th ASES Annual Conf., 31st ASES National Passive Solar Conf., 1st ASES Policy and Marketing Conf., ASME Solar Energy Division Int. Solar Energy Conference (pp. 1522-1528). (American Solar Energy Society - Solar 2006: 35th ASES Annual Conf., 31st ASES National Passive Solar Conf., 1st ASES Policy and Marketing Conf., ASME Solar Energy Division Int. Solar Energy Conference; Vol. 3).