مجلة علوم وتقنيات النشاطات البدنية والرياضية
Volume 2, Numéro 2, Pages 87-97

The Effect Of Indoor Luminous Environment On The Comfort Of Chess Players

Authors : Berkouk Djihed . Bouzir Talal Abdelkrim . Zeroual Mohammed .

Abstract

Chess is considered one of the cognitive sports neglected by Algerian leaders, especially in southern Algeria. The objective of this study is to assess the lighting comfort of chess players in the city of Biskra from an analysis of four virtual games room models equipped with different shading devices. This study was based on several simulations of the illuminance of virtual chess rooms using Radiance software. The main idea of this research is to objectively assess the impact of shading devices on the light comfort of chess players, in order to propose a model that ensures the performance of players by effecting their visual tasks naturally, without resorting to artificial lighting. This paper suggests that the architectural devices studied are more effective during the summer period. In addition, this study shows that these devices provide a comfortable light environment for chess players at different times of the day. The findings of this research also show that the best architectural feature of the south-facing chess room window is the Light-Shelf, that it reduces uncomfortable surfaces of chess tables due to very high light. Concerning the field of sport in Algeria, future research is recommended by the subjective study of the behaviour of the chess players in relation to their physical environments, or the realization of body measurements in order to check and improve their performance.

Keywords

Chess game ; Players luminous comfort ; Illuminance ; Shading devices ; Numerical simulation.