Optimizing daylight glare and circadian entrainment in a Daylight-Artificial Light Integrated scheme

Veena Mathew, Ciji Pearl Kurian, Nevin Augustine
2022 IEEE Access  
Human circadian rhythm varies with different combinations of light sources. Natural light and dark patterns regulate the sleeping and waking cycles of the human body. This study aimed to develop a simplified model for daylight glare and circadian entrainment in an existing controlled daylight-artificial light integrated system. In addition, the effects of window orientation, occupant position, artificial light, daylight, and a combination of both on Circadian Stimulus (CS) were investigated. In
more » ... a daylit interior space, window orientation, shading control and occupant seating position play a significant role in the CS. Simplified models to predict Daylight Glare Probability (DGP) and CS were estimated from the dataset. The developed nonlinear CS estimation models have R-squared values of 0.983 and 0.974. The precision of the models was evaluated in terms of standard error of regression (S) and AIC score. Multi-Objective Genetic Algorithm based optimization technique was developed using the above models to minimize glare and maximize CS in the working space. This optimisation methodology aids in implementing a complete automation algorithm for the test workbench to achieve visual comfort and circadian entrainment. INDEX TERMS Circadian stimulus, vertical eye illuminance, daylight glare probability, non-linear regression models, multi-objective genetic algorithm optimization.
doi:10.1109/access.2022.3165023 fatcat:2xc6p5ivfnfa3jwwjiilnlmbri