Accession Number : ADA318743

Title :   Design and Evaluation of a Three-Zone Thermal Manikin Head,

Corporate Author : DEFENCE AND CIVIL INST OF ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE DOWNSVIEW (ONTARIO)

Personal Author(s) : Osczevski, Randall J.

PDF Url : ADA318743

Report Date : OCT 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : A thermal model of a human head was constructed that has three zones: the scalp, face and a small forehead/ears zone. The surface temperature and heat loss from each zone are individually controlled and monitored by a computer. Because it has independent zones, the three-zone thermal manikin head can provide more accurate measurements of the thermal insulation of hats, helmets and face masks. Single-zone thermal manikin heads measure the effective thermal resistance of the whole head, which usually includes large areas not covered by the item in question. Heat transfer from the entire manikin head was measured in a wind tunnel at wind speeds up to 7.3 m/s (26 km/h). The results compared favourably with whole head heat transfer from the head segment of other thermal manikins and from the human head. An equation was derived to describe the effect of wind on heat loss. The radiative heat transfer coefficient was also determined.

Descriptors :   *THERMAL PROPERTIES, *HEAD(ANATOMY), *SKIN(ANATOMY), *PROTECTIVE MASKS, *HEAT LOSS, *FACE(ANATOMY), MEASUREMENT, HUMANS, ACCURACY, RADIATIVE TRANSFER, WIND VELOCITY, EQUATIONS, SURFACE TEMPERATURE, WIND TUNNELS, HELMETS, THERMAL RESISTANCE, MANNEQUINS, HEAT TRANSFER COEFFICIENTS.

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Protective Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE