DEVELOPMENT OF WHOLE-BODY MODELS FOR THERMOREGULATION IN THE COLD

Authors
  1. Tikuisis, P.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
In an effort to improve model parameterization, several experiments were conducted to measure key responses and properties during cold stress. These experiments were to 1) characterize the relationship between metabolic response and body fatness, 2) determine the onset of shivering and the contribution to the overall heat production of various muscles during shivering, 3) determine the "in vivo" thermal conductivity of cold limb tissues, and 4) determine the extent of radial counter-current heat exchange in the limbs. The results of these investigations are reviewed and their implementation into whole-body models of thermoregulation is discussed. Predictions based on a revised model with these new findings are compared with previous predictions.
Report Number
DCIEM-91-23 — Reprint
Date of publication
01 Jan 1992
Number of Pages
12
Reprinted from
International Symposium on Heat and Mass Transfer Proceedings, 1992, p 147-158
DSTKIM No
93-04655
CANDIS No
134682
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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