Experimental and numerical study on a sleeping thermal manikin in a mixed ventilation system room

Pan Dong-Mei, Xia Liang, Ming Yin Jonathan Chan, Deng Shi-Ming

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This paper reports an experimental and numerical study on a sleeping thermal manikin in a room equipped with a mixed ventilation system. In the experimental work, heat loss from the sleeping thermal manikin was measured under different conditions. The supply air temperature was in a range of 20°C to 27.5°C. Apart from the heat loss of the sleeping thermal manikin, the velocity distributions and temperature distributions were also measured in the experiments for subsequent analysis. A numerical model was developed to predict the heat loss from the sleeping thermal manikin. The numerical model was then validated by the experimental results. The results show that thermal comfort levels can be predicted by using a computational fluid dynamic (CFD) model with a high degree of agreement.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11-28
Number of pages18
JournalInternational Journal of Multiphysics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2014


  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
  • Mixed ventilation system
  • Numerical study
  • Sleeping Computational Thermal Manikin (SCTM)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes

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