Evaluation of thermal comfort in urban areas

Document Type : Original Article


Faculty of Art and Architecture, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran


This Study introduces the effects of out-door thermal comfort field surveys in the city of Kashan, located in the hot climate zone in the cardinal region of Iran. Approximately 295 data sets by subjects in out-door condition were collected successfully. The answers indicated a friendly relationship between neutral temperature and current temperature, which subjects were exposed to it and also between outdoor temperature and air-speed and comfort temperature.  This research has identified several adaptive actions that a soul might contract to reach comfort in outdoor condition.  The determinations of the survey exposed that the Iranian citizenry, who are holding out in hot-dry piece of the state could achieve comfort at higher outdoor temperatures compared with the recommendations by some criteria, like Iranian standard for out-door working or existing.  They find ways in which to make themselves comfortable in the conditions they normally experienced.  It seems, different culture or different climatic zones does not any negative effects in such actions.  The paper concludes with this fact that the adaptive model is valid rather than Finger’s equations.


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