Ph.d.-forsvar: Using Building Simulations to evaluate thermal comfort
More than 40 years ago Povl Ole Fanger presented his doctor dissertation on thermal comfort. The discoveries of Fanger are still the foundation of thermal comfort evaluations in several standards and norms all over the world. Alternative methods have been suggested, but Fanger’s research still gives the most detailed view on how to create good thermal indoor environment. A knowledge that is essential in order to secure and optimise thermal comfort for building occupants.
This Ph.D. study presents a tool for simulation and evaluation of thermal comfort based on building energy simulations. The gap of missing input parameters for thermal comfort calculations has been closed with calculation methods for clothing level, air velocities and thermal radiant exchange.
Simulation of thermal comfort is not and will never be exact predictions, a fact that is important to communicate to decision makers; the tool therefor presents the results with clear visualisation of uncertainties.
Mette Havgaard Vorre forsvarer sin ph.d.-afhandling 19. januar 2016 kl. 13-16 på Aalborg Universitet København, Auditoriet, A.C. Meyers Vænge 15, 2450 København SV.
Alle er velkomne. Efter forsvaret er SBi vært ved en reception.
Civilingeniør, Ph.d.-stipendiat Mette Havgaard Vorre