Polytechnic University of Valencia Congress, CARPE Conference 2019: Horizon Europe and beyond

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Arduino-based prototype to estimate heat stress indices in urban environments
Carlos Vargas-Salgado, Lina Montuori, Paula Bastida-Molina, David Alfoso-Solar

Last modified: 11-09-2019

Abstract


Thermal comfort indices are normally used for assessing and controlling heat stress conditions in both: insides and outsides environment. In this paper, the results of the design and test of an Arduino-base prototype for estimating heat stress index is presented.  This prototype allows the accurate detection of wind speed, air temperature, relative humidity, precipitation, atmospheric pressure, irradiation and globe temperature. By means of these parameters, it is possible to obtain indices such as mean radiant temperature (MRT) and wet bulb globe temperature (WBGT). As a result, the indices are estimated, storage in a database and analyzed. These values will be used in the future to measure the mitigation of heat stress in urban environments, by means of the construction of green facades and green roof or tree planting.


Keywords


Arduino; Heat stress index; globe temperature; real-time measurement

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