Design Range of Indoor Relative Humidity in Radiant Cooling Environment
Relative humidity is an important micro-climate parameter in radiant cooling environment. Based on the human thermal comfort model, this paper studied the effect on PMV index of relative humidity, and studied the relationship of low mean radiant temperature and relative humidity, drew the appropriate design range of indoor relative humidity for radiant cooling systems.The results show that high relative humidity can compensate for the impact on thermal comfort of low mean radiant temperature, on the premise of achieving the same thermal comfort requirements. However, because of the limited compensation range of relative humidity, together with the constraints for it due to anti-condensation of radiant terminal devices, the design range of relative humidity should not be improved, and it can still use the traditional air-conditioning design standards.
Chaohe Chen, Yong Huang and Guangfan Li
X. M. Sui et al., "Design Range of Indoor Relative Humidity in Radiant Cooling Environment", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 243-249, pp. 4905-4908, 2011