Charles H. Culp, associate professor of architecture, and Ahmet Ugursal, and doctoral student in architecture, recently received a $9,228 grant from the Boston Society of Architects to study “time-dependent thermal comfort variables.
Theirs was one of eight grants awarded from 86 applications reviewed by BSA jurors.
“The research we’re doing focuses on transient thermal comfort, ergo the time dependency of the variables,” said Culp. “Temperature, humidity, air flow, mean radiant temperature, clothing and metabolic rate are the main variables. We want to explore the impact of transient conditions on improving comfort.”
The grant, Culp added, will support equipment costs and some testing.
Charles Culp, associate professor of architecture