Analysis of outdoor thermal comfort in warm and humid tropical climate

Mobi Mathew, Siddhartha

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Abstract

A phenomenal shift in human population towards town centers caused as a result of Urbanization affects standard of life and environmental quality in urban cities. High temperatures and humidity are the unique characteristics of tropical cities. As a result of which cities suffer to a large extent due to a phenomenon called urban heat island effect, which is caused due to urban population growth and increased impervious built infrastructures. Thus, the study of climate change in urban areas is extremely vital. The aim of the paper is to analyze the outdoor thermal trends of urban centers in a warm and humid tropical region. A case study of the thermal comfort conditions for a span of 10 years in warm and humid cities of Trivandrum, Mangalore and Mumbai is presented. Weather data was obtained from the weather stations of Indian Meteorological department located at Trivandrum, Mangalore and Mumbai. Thermal comfort trends in these cities are analyzed using emperical and analytical indices. Seasonal study is conducted and it revealed thermal discomfort during summer season in this climate.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication1st International Conference on Emerging Trends in Engineering, Technology and Science, ICETETS 2016 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781467367257
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19-10-2016
Externally publishedYes
Event1st International Conference on Emerging Trends in Engineering, Technology and Science, ICETETS 2016 - Pudukkottai, India
Duration: 24-02-201626-02-2016

Conference

Conference1st International Conference on Emerging Trends in Engineering, Technology and Science, ICETETS 2016
CountryIndia
CityPudukkottai
Period24-02-1626-02-16

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Signal Processing
  • Instrumentation
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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Mathew, M., & Siddhartha (2016). Analysis of outdoor thermal comfort in warm and humid tropical climate. In 1st International Conference on Emerging Trends in Engineering, Technology and Science, ICETETS 2016 - Proceedings [7603077] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICETETS.2016.7603077