Interface to predict thermal comfort
ASHRAE's Thermal Comfort Tool, Version 2 meets ANSI/ASHRAE standards and use Predicted Mean Vote (PMV) models as one of the models to predict temperature.
An interface to predict thermal comfort for thermal environmental conditions has been released by ASHRAE. ASHRAE Thermal Comfort Tool, Version 2, maintains consistency with ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 55-2010, Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy. The standard specifies the combinations of indoor thermal environmental factors and personal factors that will produce thermal environmental conditions acceptable to a majority of the occupants within the space.
The tool makes thermal comfort predictions using several existing thermal comfort models, including the Adaptive and Predicted Mean Vote (PMV) models. Inclusion of these models allows engineers to more easily fine tune their comfort analysis to the particular needs of the occupants in the building.
- Edited by Chris Vavra, Consulting-Specifying Engineer, www.csemag.com