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A method of evaluating the accuracy of human body thermoregulation models

Yang, Y., Yao, R., Li, B., Liu, H. and Jiang, L. (2015) A method of evaluating the accuracy of human body thermoregulation models. Building and Environment, 87. pp. 1-9. ISSN 0360-1323

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2015.01.013

Abstract/Summary

Human Body Thermoregulation Models have been widely used in the field of human physiology or thermal comfort studies. However there are few studies on the evaluation method for these models. This paper summarises the existing evaluation methods and critically analyses the flaws. Based on that, a method for the evaluating the accuracy of the Human Body Thermoregulation models is proposed. The new evaluation method contributes to the development of Human Body Thermoregulation models and validates their accuracy both statistically and empirically. The accuracy of different models can be compared by the new method. Furthermore, the new method is not only suitable for the evaluation of Human Body Thermoregulation Models, but also can be theoretically applied to the evaluation of the accuracy of the population-based models in other research fields.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Science > School of the Built Environment > Construction Management and Engineering > Innovative and Sustainable Technologies
ID Code:53607
Publisher:Elsevier

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