Title: Evaluation of air quality and thermal comfort in a coach

Authors: J. Van Der Kooi

Addresses: Section Refrigeration and Indoor Climate Technology, Delft University of Technology, Mekelweg 2, Delft 2628 CD, The Netherlands

Abstract: An investigation has been carried out to study the local air quality and thermal comfort in a coach. The units of olf and decipol were used to evaluate air quality. With the air flow software PHOENICS, the distribution of air flow, temperature and contaminant concentration has been calculated in a coach under several positions of air inlets and outlets. The velocity, temperature and concentration fields were examined and compared. From these results, the best solutions were selected in order to find the most comfortable indoor climate with respect to air quality and thermal comfort.

Keywords: air flow; ride comfort; fluid flow; contaminant concentration; flow field; air quality; draughts; temperature distribution; thermal comfort; coaches; passenger compartments; coach interiors; air inlets; air outlets; air pollution; customer satisfaction; numerical simulation; vehicle design.

DOI: 10.1504/IJVD.1993.061852

International Journal of Vehicle Design, 1993 Vol.14 No.5/6, pp.530 - 538

Available online: 28 May 2014 *

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