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Thermal Comfort Indices

Component Index > Ladybug > 1 | AnalyzeWeatherData > Thermal Comfort Indices

Use this component to calculate various thermal comfort indices:
- HI (Heat Index)
- humidex (humidity index)
- DI (Discomfort Index)
- WCI (Wind Chill Index)
- WCT (Wind Chill Temperature)
- WBGT (Wet-Bulb Globe Temperature) indoors
- WBGT (Wet-Bulb Globe Temperature) outdoors
- TE (Effective Temperature)
- AT (Apparent Temperature)
- TS (Thermal Sensation)
- ASV (Actual Sensation Vote)
- MRT (Mean Radiant Temperature)
- Iclp (Predicted Insulation Index Of Clothing)
- HR (Heart Rate)
- DhRa (Dehydration Risk)
- PET (Physiological Equivalent Temperature)
- THI (Temperature Humidity Index)
- PHS (Predicted Heat Strain)


_comfortIndex_comfortIndexChoose one of the comfort indices: 0 - HI (Heat Index) 1 - humidex (humidity index) 2 - DI (Discomfort Index) 3 - WCI (Wind Chill Index) 4 - WCT (Wind Chill Temperature) 5 - WBGT (Wet-Bulb Globe Temperature) indoors 6 - WBGT (Wet-Bulb Globe Temperature) outdoors 7 - TE (Effective Temperature) 8 - AT (Apparent Temperature) 9 - TS (Thermal Sensation) 10 - ASV (Actual Sensation Vote) 11 - MRT (Mean Radiant Temperature) 12 - Iclp (Predicted Insulation Index Of Clothing) 13 - HR (Heart Rate) 14 - DhRa (Dehydration Risk) 15 - PET (Physiological Equivalent Temperature) for temperate climates 16 - PET (Physiological Equivalent Temperature) for tropical and subtropical humid climates 17 - THI (Temperature Humidity Index) 18 - PHS (Predicted Heat Strain)Goo
________________________________________Script variable ThermalComfortIndicesGoo
_location_locationInput data from Ladybug's "Import epw" "location" output, or create your own location data with Ladybug's "Construct Location" component.Goo
_dryBulbTemperature_dryBulbTemperatureAir temperature. Input a single value or a whole list from "Import epw" component's "dryBulbTemperature" output. - In Celsius degrees (C).Goo
meanRadiantTemperature_meanRadiantTemperature_An average temperature of the surfaces that surround the analysis location. For indoor conditions or outdoor in-shade, it should be equal to air temperature. So just input the same data you inputted to "_dryBulbTemperature". - If nothing supplied, it will be calculated for outdoor conditions (both in-shade and out-shade). - In Celsius degrees (C).Goo
dewPointTemperature_dewPointTemperature_Dew point temperature. Input a single value or a whole list from "Import epw" component's "dewPointTemperature" output. - If not supplied, it will be calculated from _dryBulbTemperature and relativeHumidity_ data. - In Celsius degrees (C).Goo
relativeHumidity_relativeHumidity_Relative humidity. Input a single value or a whole list from "Import epw" component's "relativeHumidity" output. - If not supplied 50% will be used as a default (indoor conditions). - In percent (from 0% to 110%).Goo
windSpeed_windSpeed_Wind speed at 1.1 meters height from analysis surface (height of standing person’s gravity center). It can be a single value or a list of values. Take the "windSpeed" output from "Import epw" component and plug it to "Wind Speed Calculator" component's "_windSpeed_tenMeters" input. Set the "heightAboveGround_" input to "1.1". Then plug in the data from "Wind Speed Calculator" component's "windSpeedAtHeight" output to this component's "windSpeed_" input. In this way we converted the 10 meter wind speed from the .epw file to required 1.1m. - If not supplied, default value of 0.3 m/s is used (meaning: the analysis is conducted in outdoor no wind conditions, or indoor conditions). - In meters/second.Goo
totalSkyCover_totalSkyCover_Amount of sky dome covered by clouds. Input a single value or a whole list from "Import epw" component's "totalSkyCover" output. It ranges from from 1 to 10. For example: 1 is 1/10 covered. 10 is total coverage (10/10). - If not supplied 6/10 will be used (cloud coverage of temperate humid climate). - In tenths of sky cover.Goo
solarRadiationPerHour_solarRadiationPerHour_Amount of solar radiation that an analysis person received. - 1) If you would like to do an analysis accounted for shading (more precise) use the "Sunpath shading" component and its "shadedSolarRadiationPerHour" output. Or use "Radiation Analysis" component's "radiationResult" output. Be sure to scale the "radiationResult" output data 1000 times (to convert it from kW/m2 to W/m2). The "Sunpath shading" component will account for partial shading from the trees, while "Radiation Analysis" will not. - 2) If you would not like to do an analysis accounted for shading (because it's quicker that way), then you can simply supply the data from "Import epw" component's "diffuseHorizontalRadiation" output. In this way it will be assumed that an analysis is being conducted in outdoor in-shade conditions, or indoor conditions. - If nothing supplied, default value of 0 Wh/m2 will be used (no solar radiation at all). - In Wh/m2.Goo
bodyCharacteristics_bodyCharacteristics_A list of body characteristics in the following order: age, sex, height, weight, bodyPosition, clothingInsulation, acclimated, metabolicRate, activityDuration. Use Ladybug's "Body Characteristics" component to generate it. - If not supplied, the following default values will be used: -- 35 - age "male" - sex 175 - height in centimeters 75 - weight in kilograms "standing" - bodyPosition None (clothingInsulation - "None" means that it will be calculated based on air temperature) 37 - clothingAlbedo in % (for medium colored clothes) "unacclimated" - acclimated 2.32 - metabolicRate in mets (2.32 corresponds to walking 4km/h) 480 - activityDuration in minutesGoo
________________________________________Script variable thermalComfortIndicesGoo
HOY_HOY_An hour (or hours) of the year for which you would like to calculate thermal indices. These hours must be a value between 1 and 8760. This input will override the analysisPeriod_ input below. - If not supplied, this input will be ignored.Goo
analysisPeriod_analysisPeriod_An optional analysis period from the "Analysis Period" component. - If not supplied, the whole year period will be used as an analysis period.Goo


outreadMe!If your _comfortIndex is set to either 15 or 16, and you are performing analysis for a single hour, then this output will show additional results related with PET (Physiological Equivalent Temperature).String
comfortIndexValuecomfortIndexValueThe value of the chosen comfort.Goo
comfortIndexLevelcomfortIndexLevelThe level (category, sensation) of the chosen index.Goo
comfortableOrNotcomfortableOrNotIndication of whether that person is comfortable (1) or not (0) at particular hour.Goo
percentComfortablepercentComfortablePercentage of time, during which chosen index falls into the comfortable category.Goo
percentHotExtremepercentHotExtremePercentage of time, during which chosen index falls into the hot extreme category.Goo
percentColdExtremepercentColdExtremePercentage of time, during which chosen index falls into the cold extreme category.Goo

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