Experimental investigation of radiation effect on human thermal comfort by Taguchi method


APPLIED THERMAL ENGINEERING, vol.92, pp.18-23, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 92
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2015.09.070
  • Page Numbers: pp.18-23
  • Keywords: Radiation, Halogen lamp, Taguchi, OFFICE BUILDINGS, OPTIMIZATION, PARAMETERS, LOADS, TUBE


In this study, the effect of radiation heat flux of lighting lamps on human thermal comfort was investigated by using Taguchi method. In addition, at indoor conditions, clothing color and posture position under the radiation effect on thermal comfort were also investigated. For this purpose, experiments were performed in an air conditioned laboratory room in summer and autumn seasons. The amount of temperature rise on the back was considered as performance parameter. An L8 orthogonal array was selected as an experimental plan for the third parameters mentioned above for summer and autumn seasons. The results were analyzed for the optimum conditions using signal-to-noise (SIN) ratio and ANOVA method. The optimum results were found to be clear halogen lamp as lighting lamp, white as t-shirt color, standing as posture position, in summer season. The optimum levels of the lighting lamp, t-shirt color and posture position were found to be clear halogen lamp, white, sitting in autumn season, respectively. (C) 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.