Experimental investigation of thermal comfort performance of a radiant wall and ceiling panel system

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Journal of Thermal Engineering, vol.8, no.4, pp.551-561, 2022 (Scopus) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.18186/thermal.1149161
  • Journal Name: Journal of Thermal Engineering
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.551-561
  • Keywords: GSHP, Heat Pump, Radiant Systems, Thermal Comfort, Wall and Ceiling Heating
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


© 2022. All Rights Reserved.The number of radiant heating-cooling systems in building applications is increasing it is because of low energy consumption, low operating temperature and high values they provide in terms of working compatibility with renewable energy sources. In this study, ground source heat pump integrated radiant panels installed on the wall and suspended ceiling of the office room in Yıldız Technical University Science and Technology Application and Research Centre were experimentally examined in terms of thermal comfort according to the relevant standards. Vertical air temperature differences and mean radiant temperatures were investigated. The mean air temperature differences at 0.1 m and 1.7 m were found to be 3,9 oC 2.9 oC 3.5 oC, 3.1 oC and 3.4 oC on average for the five different stands, respectively. PMV and PPD values were found to be 0.78 and 18.9% for February 12 (Case 1), 0.36 and 8.4% for February 13 (Case 2), respectively. In the experiment carried out under the conditions of Case 2, while the comfort conditions were provided in almost all of the day, the desired comfort conditions could not be achieved in Case 1 after 11 am.