Comfort environment assessment based on bodily sensation in open air: Relationship between comfort sensation and meteorological factors

Ryoji Sasaki, Motohiko Yamada, Yasushi Uematsu, Hiromu Saeki

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

12 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to develop a method for assessing the comfort of an open-air environment, based on a questionnaire answered by inhabitants of urban areas. Eighty-nine inhabitants of three cities in the northern part of Japan and 18 inhabitants from the suburb of Tokyo responded to the survey. The dependence of comfort judgement on various meteorological factors was studied by using multivariate regression analysis. To construct a comfort environment assessment model, the focus was on a discomfort ratio, which represents what percentage of the inhabitants feels uncomfortable under certain ambient conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)93-110
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics
Volume87
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Sep

Keywords

  • Comfort assessment
  • Comfort sensation
  • Meteorological factors
  • Multivariate regression analysis
  • Open air
  • Questionnaire

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Mechanical Engineering

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Comfort environment assessment based on bodily sensation in open air: Relationship between comfort sensation and meteorological factors'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this