Thermal sensation and comfort with transient metabolic rates

T. Goto, J. Toftum, R. de Dear, P. O. Fanger

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    Abstract

    This study investigated the effect on thermal perceptions and preferences of controlled metabolic excursions of various intensities (20%, 40%, 60% relative work load) and durations (3-30 min) imposed on subjects that alternated between sedentary activity and exercise on a treadmill. The thermal environment was held constant at a temperature corresponding to PMV=0 at sedentary activity. Even low activity changes of short duration (1 min at 20% relative work load) affected thermal perceptions. However, after circa 15 min of constant activity, subjective thermal responses approximated the steady-state response, after both up-steps and down-steps of activity.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationIndoor air 2002
    Subtitle of host publicationproceedings : 9th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate
    EditorsHal Levin
    Place of PublicationSanta Cruz, CA
    PublisherIndoor Air 2002
    Pages1038-1043
    Number of pages6
    Volume1
    ISBN (Print)0972183205
    Publication statusPublished - 2002
    EventInternational Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate (Indoor Air 2002) (9th : 2002) - Monterey, CA
    Duration: 30 Jun 20025 Jul 2002

    Conference

    ConferenceInternational Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate (Indoor Air 2002) (9th : 2002)
    CityMonterey, CA
    Period30/06/025/07/02

    Keywords

    • thermal sensation
    • thermal comfort
    • metabolic rate
    • transients

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    Goto, T., Toftum, J., de Dear, R., & Fanger, P. O. (2002). Thermal sensation and comfort with transient metabolic rates. In H. Levin (Ed.), Indoor air 2002: proceedings : 9th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate (Vol. 1, pp. 1038-1043). Santa Cruz, CA: Indoor Air 2002.