Part A: Assessing the performance of the COMFA outdoor thermal comfort model on subjects performing physical activity

The Atrium, University of Guelph Institutional Repository

Part A: Assessing the performance of the COMFA outdoor thermal comfort model on subjects performing physical activity

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.author Kenny, Natasha A.
dc.contributor.author Warland, Jon
dc.contributor.author Brown, Robert D.
dc.contributor.author Gillespie, Terry
dc.date.accessioned 2009-11-16T21:41:16Z
dc.date.available 2009-11-16T21:41:16Z
dc.date.issued 2009-09
dc.identifier.citation Kenny, Na. A., Warland, J., Brown, R. D., and Gillespie, T. "Part A: Assessing the performance of the COMFA outdoor thermal comfort model on subjects performing physical activity." International Journal of Biometeorology 53.5 (2009): 415-428
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/2081
dc.description.abstract This study assessed the performance of the COMFA outdoor thermal comfort model on subjects performing moderate to vigorous physical activity. Field tests were conducted on 27 subjects performing 30 min of steady-state activity (walking, running, and cycling) in an outdoor environment. The predicted COMFA budgets were compared to the actual thermal sensation (ATS) votes provided by participants during each 5-min interval. The results revealed a normal distribution in the subjects’ ATS votes, with 82% of votes received in categories 0 (neutral) to +2 (warm). The ATS votes were significantly dependent upon sex, air temperature, short and long-wave radiation, wind speed, and metabolic activity rate. There was a significant positive correlation between the ATS and predicted budgets (Spearman’s rho = 0.574, P < 0.01). However, the predicted budgets did not display a normal distribution, and the model produced erroneous estimates of the heat and moisture exchange between the human body and the ambient environment in 6% of the cases. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Springer en
dc.title Part A: Assessing the performance of the COMFA outdoor thermal comfort model on subjects performing physical activity en
dc.type Article en


Files in this item

Files Size Format View
fulltext.pdf 344.3Kb PDF View/Open

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

Search the Atrium


Advanced Search

Browse

My Account