Computer simulated person - Thermal comfort

Computer simulated persons in CFD environment have been developed during a number of years for the simulation air quality problems. It is foreseen that a new development of computer simulated persons will focus on thermal comfort problems. This benchmark test will therefore work with the heat loss from manikins with the aim to predict how humans will react to different climatic situations.

The thermal comfort benchmark test (manikin heat loss benchmark test) is based on thermal manikin measurements. It can be used as calibration of a virtual manikin positioned in a CFD simulated environment. The results are presented not only as whole body influence, but also with local information on how the climate varies over the human body.

Aalborg University, University of Tokyo, Gävle University and Syracuse University