A New Evaluation Criterion of Minibus Compartment Thermal Comfort Based on the CFD
This article mainly puts forward a new type of criteria named ACS-DR that can rapidly to have an evaluation of compartment thermal comfort, which is based on the research of the international indoor air thermal comfort evaluation criteria of buildings. Using the common advanced fluid software STAR CCM+ to have a comparative study between the ACS-DR criterion and the PMV-PPD criterion, for the PMV-PPD criterion is widely used in the vehicle. The result of this study shows that ACS-DR criterion can be good meet with minibus cabin thermal environment comfort evaluation requirement, moreover, the ACS-DR criterion is more convenient and quick than the PMV-PPD criterion in the same condition environment. This can provide an advantage for engineers, while engaging in automobile development.
T. Chen et al., "A New Evaluation Criterion of Minibus Compartment Thermal Comfort Based on the CFD", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 318, pp. 114-119, 2013