Study on sleeping environment using human physiological model

Eri Takayanagi, Toshiharu Ikaga, Toshiaki Omori, Akihiro Kato

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Abstract

Heat island phenomenon has significantly become worse in Tokyo metropolitan area in recent years. This leads to a drastic increase of patients with sleep disorder. The sleeping environments are much affected by the building performance and the ways occupants live in their houses. Interaction of human physiology and the thermal environment throughout the sleeping time makes it difficult to evaluate the sleeping environments. In this paper, we analyzed a sleeping environment by means of coupled simulations of the heat and airflow network model and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) incorporated with thermoregulation model. Results showed that the use of air conditioner being operated to adapt to human metabolism can be effective to lower the core temperature and lead to a good sleep.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Dec 1
Event9th International Healthy Buildings Conference and Exhibition, HB 2009 - Syracuse, NY, United States
Duration: 2009 Sep 132009 Sep 17

Other

Other9th International Healthy Buildings Conference and Exhibition, HB 2009
CountryUnited States
CitySyracuse, NY
Period09/9/1309/9/17

Keywords

  • CFD
  • Human physiological model
  • Lifestyle
  • Sleeping environment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction

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    Takayanagi, E., Ikaga, T., Omori, T., & Kato, A. (2009). Study on sleeping environment using human physiological model. Paper presented at 9th International Healthy Buildings Conference and Exhibition, HB 2009, Syracuse, NY, United States.