College of Architecture Texas A&M University


Previous Issue  

Next Issue

College Home

College Calendar

Aggie Daily

- - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Media contact:  
 Phillip Rollfing  

BSA grant awarded

Culp, Ugursal earn BSA grant to
study thermal comfort variables



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. 


- The End -

^ Back to top

Charles Culp, associate professor of architecture