Accession Number : AD0291817

Title :   THE MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS OF HEAT TRANSFER AND TEMPERATURE RELATIONS IN THE HUMAN BODY

Corporate Author : TEXAS UNIV AUSTIN

Personal Author(s) : WISSLER,EUGENE H.

Report Date : 15 NOV 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The synthesis of an adequate mathematical model for the human thermal system must include the following factors: (1) the manner in which heat generated by metabolic reactions is distributed throughout the body, (2) conduction of heat ue to thermal gradients, (3) convection of heat by circulating blood, (4) the geometry of the body, (5) the relatively low thermal conductivity of the superficial layer of fat and skin, (6) countercurrent heat exchange between large arteries and veins, (7) heat loss through the respiratory tract, (8) sweating, (9) shivering, (10) the storage of heat, and (11) the condition of the environment, including its temperature, motion relative to the body, and relative humidity. This report describes the progress which was made on the synthesis of such a model. (Author)

Descriptors :   *BODY TEMPERATURE, *HEAT PRODUCTION (BIOLOGY), *HEAT TRANSFER, *TEMPERATURE, METABOLISM, PHYSIOLOGY, THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE