Track topics on Twitter Track topics that are important to you
Thermal adaptations, as feedbacks of occupants to physical stimuli, extend thermal comfort zone thereby reducing building energy consumption effectively. The rational approach models thermal comfort from the perspective of the body's heat balance, but is limited in explaining the thermal adaptations. The adaptive approach of modelling thermal comfort can fully account for the thermal adaptations, but ignores the body's heat balance. To improve thermal comfort prediction, this study proposes an adaptive-rational thermal comfort model, i.e., an adaptive Predicted Mean Vote with a variable adaptive coefficient (termed as arPMV). By linearly linking the negative feedback effects of the thermal adaptations to the ambient temperature according to the adaptive approach, the variable adaptive coefficient is linearly related to the reciprocal of the ambient temperature with two constants. The variable adaptive coefficient is determined by explicitly quantifying the two constants as the functions of the Predicted Mean Vote, thermal sensation vote and ambient temperature. The proposed arPMV is validated for naturally-ventilated, air-conditioned and mixed-mode buildings, with the mean absolute error and the robustness of the thermal sensation prediction reduced by 24.8 - 83.5% and improved by 49.7 - 83.4%, respectively.
This article was published in the following journal.
Name: Indoor air
Studies on adaptive cells have largely focused on features that are specific to adaptive immunity. However, adaptive cells utilize innate cell features to modulate their responses, and this area of T ...
Resilient systems strive to enhance the safety of complex systems through building and developing adaptive technological and organizational capacities. This study aims at analyzing and improving the l...
The DIA Adaptive Designs Scientific Working Group has a devoted subteam to performing surveys, literature reviews, and registry reviews every 4 years to assess the perception and use of adaptive desig...
The use of adaptive servo ventilation to treat central sleep apnea in the clinical setting is incompletely understood and could be under-utilized. We reviewed our experience of adaptive servo ventilat...
As a consequence of the increased mortality observed in the SERVE-HF study, many questions concerning the safety and rational use of ASV in other indications emerged. The aim of this study was to desc...
This study aims to use a type of radiation (adaptive radiotherapy) to deliver curative-intent treatment to patients with non-small cell lung cancer, whose tumors would otherwise be too lar...
The purpose of this study is to show that Adaptive CRT is at least as good at optimizing a patient's cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) as the current method of using an echocardiogra...
This study focuses on the validation of the Adaptation Index instrument as a measurement of adaptive behaviors used to reduce symptoms of FI and to describe the use of adaptive behaviors a...
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the benefit of adaptive radiation therapy (adaptive radiation therapy, ART) for esophageal cancer, using dose tracking technique with online images...
This project will evaluate the neuro-cognitive outcomes of a novel, adaptive attention training in a healthy adolescent population.
The replacement of illogical and unrealistic ideas with more realistic and adaptive ones through direct intervention and confrontation by the therapist.
A principle of estimation in which the estimates of a set of parameters in a statistical model are those quantities minimizing the sum of squared differences between the observed values of a dependent variable and the values predicted by the model.
The adaptive superiority of the heterozygous GENOTYPE with respect to one or more characters in comparison with the corresponding HOMOZYGOTE.
The capacity of VACCINES to stimulate the ADAPTIVE IMMUNE RESPONSE to produce antibodies and antigen-specific T-CELL responses.
Behavioral treatment that uses drill and practice, compensatory and adaptive strategies to facilitate improvement in targeted learning areas.