Thermodynamic analysis of human heat and mass transfer and their impact on thermal comfort
Prek, Matjaž (Author)

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In this paper a thermodynamic analysis of human heat and mass transfer based on the 2nd law of thermodynamics in presented. For modelling purposes the two-node human thermal model was used. This model was improved in order to establish the exergy consumption within the human body as a consequence of heat and mass transfer and/or conversion. It is shown that the human body's exergy consumption in relation to selected human parameters exhibit a minimal value at certain combinations of environmental parameters. The expected thermal sensation, determined by the PMV* value, shows that there is a correlation between exergy consumption and thermal sensation. Thus, our analysis represents an improvement in human thermal modelling and gives even more information about the environmental impact on expected human thermal sensation.

Keywords:toplotno ugodje, exergy, human body, heat transfer, mass transfer, thermal confort
Work type:Not categorized (r6)
Tipology:1.01 - Original Scientific Article
Organization:FS - Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Number of pages:str. 731-739
Numbering:Letn. 48, št. 3/4
ISSN on article:0017-9310
COBISS.SI-ID:7812891 Link is opened in a new window
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Title:International journal of heat and mass transfer
Shortened title:Int. j. heat mass transfer
Publisher:Pergamon Press
COBISS.SI-ID:3064335 This link opens in a new window

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