RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN MEAN RADIANT TEMPERATURE AND SOLAR ANGLE FOR PEDESTRIANS
Authors: Qun, Dai; Schnabel, Marc Aurel
Outdoor thermal comfort for pedestrians has become an important issue in urban planning affecting everyone’s daily life. Mean Radiant Temperature (Tmrt) is one of the most important parameters in micro climate. In this study, we built a computerised model with idealized buildings in different months. Then a radiation model SOLWEIG was used to simulate Tmrt spatial variations on pavements. We analysed and discussed the simulation results by comparing impact from different solar angles. Our finding can act as a reference for architects and planners to make design decisions on quantifying the thermal comfort in specific urban environments and their buildings.