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Thermal Comfort in the Passenger Compartment Using a 3-D Numerical Analysis and Comparison with Fanger’s Comfort Models

School of Mechanical Engineering & IEDT, Kyungpook National University, Daegu 41566, Korea
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Energies 2020, 13(3), 690; https://doi.org/10.3390/en13030690
Received: 20 December 2019 / Revised: 20 January 2020 / Accepted: 3 February 2020 / Published: 5 February 2020
(This article belongs to the Section Energy and Environment)
The paper presents the human thermal comfort inside a car cabin using three-dimensional numerical analysis and state of the art comfort models. Vehicular thermal comfort is a must concern factor in modern car manufacturing industries. Numerical simulations have been performed to accurately predict the temperature inside the car cabin and velocity of airflow. The numerical results are then compared using Fanger’s model, the equivalent temperature model and the modified Fanger’s model. A link has been developed using a general thermal comfort index for the considered human thermal comfort models. The general thermal comfort index takes into consideration all the investigated parameters that affect the vehicular thermal comfort thereby evaluating the whole car environment. The thermally comfortable conditions for the driver and passengers in a vehicular cabin are also addressed based on some of the thermal comfort indexes available in literature. In addition, the solar load has also been added using a surface radiation model to consider the environmental heat load effect on cabin thermal comfort. View Full-Text
Keywords: human thermal comfort; car ventilation; solar load; Fanger’s model; equivalent temperature; computational fluid dynamics human thermal comfort; car ventilation; solar load; Fanger’s model; equivalent temperature; computational fluid dynamics
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Khatoon, S.; Kim, M.-H. Thermal Comfort in the Passenger Compartment Using a 3-D Numerical Analysis and Comparison with Fanger’s Comfort Models. Energies 2020, 13, 690. https://doi.org/10.3390/en13030690

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Khatoon S, Kim M-H. Thermal Comfort in the Passenger Compartment Using a 3-D Numerical Analysis and Comparison with Fanger’s Comfort Models. Energies. 2020; 13(3):690. https://doi.org/10.3390/en13030690

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Khatoon, Saboora; Kim, Man-Hoe. 2020. "Thermal Comfort in the Passenger Compartment Using a 3-D Numerical Analysis and Comparison with Fanger’s Comfort Models" Energies 13, no. 3: 690. https://doi.org/10.3390/en13030690

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