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 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 - Solar Engineering 2006
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2006
EventASME International Solar Energy Conference - Solar Engineering 2006 - Denver, CO, United States
Duration: Jul 9 2006Jul 13 2006

Publication series

NameInternational Solar Energy Conference
Volume2006
ISSN (Print)1546-8402

Other

OtherASME International Solar Energy Conference - Solar Engineering 2006
CountryUnited States
CityDenver, CO
Period7/9/067/13/06

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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