Effects of facial cooling on thermal comfort in windy winter conditions

dc.contributor.advisorBrown, Robert
dc.contributor.authorBriggs, Andrew
dc.date.accessioned2014-04-25T18:13:40Z
dc.date.available2014-04-25T18:13:40Z
dc.date.copyright2014-04
dc.date.created2014-04-16
dc.date.issued2014-04-25
dc.degree.departmentSchool of Environmental Design and Rural Developmenten_US
dc.degree.grantorUniversity of Guelphen_US
dc.degree.nameMaster of Landscape Architectureen_US
dc.degree.programmeLandscape Architectureen_US
dc.description.abstractWinter winds can strongly reduce the thermal comfort of visitors to urban plazas yet there is little guidance in the literature as to what can be done to improve the situation. This study explored how wind affects the thermal comfort of people in winter and used that information to provide guidance for how urban plazas can be designed to increase the thermal comfort of visitors. A thermal camera recorded the face temperatures of volunteers over time in a range of winter conditions. An energy budget model of a person's face (COMFA FACIEM VENTOSUS) was developed and applied to vignettes of evidence-based windbreak designs to illustrate the effects of a windbreak on winter thermal comfort.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10214/8025
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Guelphen_US
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dc.subjectthermal comforten_US
dc.subjectfacial coolingen_US
dc.subjectCOMFAen_US
dc.subjectwinden_US
dc.titleEffects of facial cooling on thermal comfort in windy winter conditionsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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