Authors : R. Acet, M.P. Mengüç.
Conference : SBE16 Smart Metropoles, Integrated Solutions for Sustainable and Smart Buildings & Cities Conference
Place and date : Istanbul, Turkey, October 13-15, 2016
Radiant heating is a well-known technology for space heating which has many advantages such as thermal comfort and energy efficiency. However, radiant heating systems are not commonly used in Turkey in spite of its ability to use low heating energy sources.The aim of this study is to evaluate thermal comfort in terms of Fanger’s Thermal Comfort Model (PPD-PMV). Test Chamber is designed for experimental testing of different panel locations. Wall and ceiling heating panels are applied as heating surfaces within the room. The motivation is to estimate how thermal comfort is affected by changing the active radiant heating surface such as different wall/ceiling surface heating configurations. This study is just a preliminary study of the experimental research. In this paper, experimental setup and experimental methodology for thermal comfort evaluation of radiant heating systems is described. In the following activities thermal comfort tests will be performed.
Keywords: Thermal Comfort, Radiant, Heating, Cooling, Experimental, Energy Efficiency