Thermal sensations of solomon islanders at home

Stafford D. (1981) Thermal sensations of solomon islanders at home. Architectural Science Review, 24 4: 94-97. doi:10.1080/00038628.1981.9696480

Author Stafford D.
Title Thermal sensations of solomon islanders at home
Journal name Architectural Science Review   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1758-9622
Publication date 1981-12-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/00038628.1981.9696480
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 24
Issue 4
Start page 94
End page 97
Total pages 4
Language eng
Subject 2216 Architecture
Abstract This paper acknowledges the difficulty of taking into account factors, such as thermal comfort in house design, as they can only be assessed in subjective terms. An attempt to solve these Problems was made as part of a field study of indigenous people in a tropical area - in this case the Solomon Islands. Subjects were asked to indicate how they felt on a graphic scale of thermal Sensation which was calibrated with the ASHRAE scale. These assessments were generally made in- doors. Thermal assessments were correlated with air temperature, the heat stress index, index of thermal stress, globe temperature and corrected effective temperature. Regression and probit analyses were applied to the results. It was found that air temperature provided a reasonable thermal index to measure the thermal neutrality of Solomon Islanders who were not involved in strenuous physical activity.
Keyword Comfort
High temperature
Low temperature
Psychological effects
Temperature control
Temperature: Physical
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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