Assessment of pedestrian thermal comfort Conference

cited authors

  • Soligo, MJ; Wu, H; Irwin, PA

fiu authors


  • Pedestrian comfort is affected not only by wind speed, but also by air temperature, solar radiation and other parameters. A comprehensive model has been developed at RWDI for the assessment of the pedestrian comfort by considering three major components, i.e. wind force, thermal comfort and wind chill. This paper illustrates the application of the model through three recent consulting projects carried out for different climates. It demonstrates that these three components may be of equal importance and should be studied concurrently in determining the true comfort level of the outdoor microclimate.

publication date

  • December 1, 1999

start page

  • 1047

end page

  • 1050