Thermal Comfort Indices
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Numerous indices for the assessment and design of thermal comfort conditions have been developed during the past 50 to 60 years. One of the most widely used indices in moderate thermal environments, the PMV index (predicted mean vote), predicts the mean value of the overall thermal sensation of a large group of persons as a function of activity (metabolic rate), clothing insulation, and the four environmental parameters: air temperature, mean radiant temperature, air velocity, and air humidity (Fanger, 1970). The PPD index (predicted percentage dissatisfied) is derived from the PMV index and predicts the percentage of thermally dissatisfied persons among a large group of people.