Field Measurement of Air Velocity and Temperature Factors that Influence the Thermal Comfort in Shuttle Bus

Authors

  • Faizal Amin Nur Yunus Faculty of Technical and Vocational Education, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Batu Pahat, 86400, Johor, Malaysia
  • Zuan Azhary Mohd Salleh Faculty of Technical and Vocational Education, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Batu Pahat, 86400, Johor, Malaysia
  • Mohd Bekri Rahim Faculty of Technical and Vocational Education, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Batu Pahat, 86400, Johor, Malaysia
  • Haryanti Mohd Affandi Department of Engineering Education, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Arasinah Kamis Faculty Technical and Vocational, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, 35900 Tanjung Malim, Perak, Malaysia
  • Mohd Syafiq Syazwan Mustafa Faculty of Engineering Technology, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Batu Pahat, 86400, Johor, Malaysia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37934/arfmts.101.2.164171

Keywords:

Shuttle bus, temperature, velocity, thermal comfort

Abstract

Good public transportation that can offer a pleasant peaceful and relaxing environment is necessary for improving people's interest in using it. Thermal comfort is determined in this study by measuring the air velocity and temperature of the air-conditioning from the outlet. Both data are taken using a digital anemometer and thermocouple with three replications for reproducibility. For data collection, a 10-row shuttle bus was held immobile for 30 minutes. According to the data, outlet 5 received the highest air velocity and the lowest temperature, at 9.12 ms-1 and 13.6 °C, respectively. It was also discovered that the design of the air-conditioning ducting impacts the reachability of cooled air to the farthest outlets, adversely affecting the target cool temperature and passenger comfortability. It is suggested that in order to promote the attractiveness of public transportation, the inner bus compartment and air-conditioning system in hot countries should prioritise thermal comfort.

Author Biographies

Faizal Amin Nur Yunus, Faculty of Technical and Vocational Education, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Batu Pahat, 86400, Johor, Malaysia

faizaly@uthm.edu.my

Zuan Azhary Mohd Salleh, Faculty of Technical and Vocational Education, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Batu Pahat, 86400, Johor, Malaysia

zuanazhary@gmail.com

Mohd Bekri Rahim, Faculty of Technical and Vocational Education, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Batu Pahat, 86400, Johor, Malaysia

bekri@uthm.edu.my

Haryanti Mohd Affandi, Department of Engineering Education, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia

haryantima@ukm.edu.my

Arasinah Kamis, Faculty Technical and Vocational, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, 35900 Tanjung Malim, Perak, Malaysia

arasinah@fptv.upsi.edu.my

Mohd Syafiq Syazwan Mustafa, Faculty of Engineering Technology, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Batu Pahat, 86400, Johor, Malaysia

mohdsyafiq@uthm.edu.my

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Published

2022-12-16

How to Cite

Faizal Amin Nur Yunus, Zuan Azhary Mohd Salleh, Mohd Bekri Rahim, Haryanti Mohd Affandi, Arasinah Kamis, & Mohd Syafiq Syazwan Mustafa. (2022). Field Measurement of Air Velocity and Temperature Factors that Influence the Thermal Comfort in Shuttle Bus. Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences, 101(2), 164–171. https://doi.org/10.37934/arfmts.101.2.164171

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