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Eijkelenboom, A.M. (author), Bluijssen, P.M. (author)
Due to the increasing demand for healthcare and the large impact on the finance of hospital buildings in the near future, study is needed on aspects that affect health and comfort of patients and staff in hospitals. Therefore, a literature review was performed on studies related to specific hospital departments and occupant groups, in order...
journal article 2019
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Bluijssen, P.M. (author)
From previous and recent studies is clear that an indoor environment of a school, may affect the health, comfort and performance of schoolchildren. Besides the occupants and their activities, the windows and the outdoor environment and the type of ventilation system, the interior (furnishing incl. flooring materials) is an important contributor...
journal article 2016
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van Veen, S.A.T. (author), Orlinskiy, V. (author), Franz, M. (author), Vink, P. (author)
Static sitting when travelling by car is known to cause physical fatigue. It is generally encouraged to periodically engage in non-sedentary activities, but this is not possible when traveling by car. The present study aims to investigate the influence of moving the vehicle occupant’s body passively. This posture variation is realized by...
journal article 2015
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Bazley, C.M. (author)
Every person on the planet lives a significant portion of his or her life in a built indoor environment. Ideally, the built environment serves as protection from the extremes of the outdoor environment and is preferably comfortable. The first ‘built environment’ was a painted cave. The cave served as a shelter and the wall paintings represented...
doctoral thesis 2015
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Van Oort, N. (author), Drost, M. (author), Brands, T. (author), Yap, M. (author)
lecture notes 2015
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Van Oort, N. (author), Drost, M. (author), Brands, T. (author), Yap, M. (author)
The most important aspects on which passengers base their choice whether to travel by public transport are the perceived travel time, costs, reliability and comfort. Despite its importance, comfort is often not explicitly considered when predicting demand for public transport. In this paper, we include comfort level in a modelling framework by...
conference paper 2015
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Hiemstra-van Mastrigt, S. (author)
This thesis provides new knowledge on how to design comfortable passenger seats and provides recommendations for design and research. Although the first studies on passenger seat comfort appeared already 40 years ago, the activities and context have changed since then. In this thesis, relationships have been mapped out between activities ...
doctoral thesis 2015
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Bazley, C. (author), Nugent, R. (author), Vink, P. (author)
A review of literature on comfort and discomfort indicates an increase in physical discomfort during the workday. In this paper, three different types of occupations were studied to identify whether a similar discomfort pattern exists in these occupations while participants perform work throughout the work day and workweek. Results are that...
journal article 2015
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Hasselaar, B.L.H. (author)
In what way would a façade be able to create a comfortable indoor office environment using only the indoor and outdoor environment as its energy sources? The low (average) outdoor temperatures in The Netherlands suggest that the outdoor climate is cold enough to cool the indoor climate through ventilation with fresh outdoor air without resorting...
doctoral thesis 2013
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Kamp, I. (author)
One of the main challenges for car manufacturers is complying with the stringent environmental regulations without compromising driving comfort and pleasure. Reducing the overall weight of a car reduces fuel consumption and increases acceleration. However weight reduction seems in contradiction with another important aspect of car-sales; comfort...
doctoral thesis 2012
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Wilson, G. (author), Bhamra, T. (author), Lilley, D. (author)
Energy use within the UK domestic sector is on the increase, causing significant environmental and social stresses. This increase in energy consumption is not only due to the rising proliferation of technological devices within the home, but also to their context of use, and the behaviours and habits attributed to and enacted through their...
conference paper 2010
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Castro, E. (author), Zambrano, L. (author), Verdramini, E. (author)
Among the diverse initiatives that can be developed in the search of sustainability, universities assume important roles either by disseminating ideas or by implementing real world solutions and applications. Considered as durable products, buildings represent one of the biggest elements in our society that causes impact in the natural ambient....
conference paper 2010
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Franz, M.M. (author)
The development process of car seats is very complex and many factors have to be considered in the development, such as anthropometry, physiology, safety, design and comfort. A factor making it more complex is the fact that future cars should be more sustainable, making the need for weight reduction more prominent. Improving comfort and at the...
doctoral thesis 2010
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Mlecnik, E. (author), Kaan, H. (author), Hodgson, G. (author)
According to the popular definition, passive houses have to reach a target energy demand for heating less than 15 kWh per square meter and per year. This criterion is used as a basis for quality assurance procedures and certification of passive house projects. This paper identifies the experiences in several western European countries concerning...
conference paper 2008
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Kuijt-Evers, L.F.M. (author)
Everyone uses hand tools in their daily life, like knife and fork. Moreover, many people use hand tools in their profession as well as during leisure time. It is important that they can work with hand tools that provide comfort. Until now, the avoidance of discomfort was emphasized during the design process of hand tools, like screwdrivers, hand...
doctoral thesis 2007
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Busch, N. (author)
People do the laundry all over the world. About 500 million washing machines are in use at the moment. To reduce the heavy workload, washing machines were invented about 100 years ago. 50 years of innovations led to a reduction in water, energy and detergent consumption and the interface became easier to use. However, the overall usage of the...
doctoral thesis 2006
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Van den Engel, P.J.W. (author)
Thermisch comfort en ventilatie-efficiëntie door inducerende ventilatie via de gevel Het toevoeren van buitenlucht via de gevel en het op natuurlijke of mechanische wijze afvoeren van lucht via kanalen, is een gebruikelijke methode om lucht in gebouwen te verversen. Het prestatieniveau van dit systeem is onderzocht en aanbevelingen voor...
doctoral thesis 1995
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Erkelens, L.J.J. (author), Schuring, J. (author)
For the low wing-loading aircraft, considered in this investigation, vertical acceleration appeared to be an important factor concerning passenger comfort. To reduce vertical motions, a ride-comfort improvement system was introduced. Determination of parameters of the system, like gains and allowable performance limitations, required analog...
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