AN EVALUATION OF HUMAN THERMAL MODELS FOR THE STUDY OF IMMERSION HYPOTHERMIA PROTECTION EQUIPMENT

This report presents an evaluation of mathematical models of a man in a cold environment. The models are evaluated for their ability to predict the effectiveness of anti-exposure equipment use during cold water immersion. The evaluation is done by comparison of model results to those observed during in vivo cold immersions with a wide range of anti-exposure equipment. The models evaluated are those, available in the literature, which employ a metabolic rate control submodel. Model results obtained with modified and experimental submodels are discussed. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Clemson University

    Clemson, SC  USA  29634

    United States Coast Guard

    2100 Second Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20593
  • Authors:
    • Harnett, R M
    • Baker IV, E R
    • Ringuest, J L
  • Publication Date: 1979-10-12

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  • Pagination: 108 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00313222
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: USCG-D-80-79
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-CG-72074-A
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: May 21 2002 12:00AM