PREDICTING SURVIVAL TIME FOR COLD EXPOSURE

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Authors
  1. Tikuisis, P.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
The prediction of survival time (ST) for cold exposure is speculative as reliable controlled data of deep hypothermia are unavailable. At best, guidance can be obtianed from case histories of accidential exposure. The study describes the development of a mathematical model for the prediction of ST under sedentary conditions in the cold. The model is based on steady-state heat conduction in a single cylinder comprised of a core and two concentric annular shells representing the fat plus skin and the clothing plus still boundary layer, respectively. The ambient condition can be either air or water; the distinction is made by assigning different values of insulation to the still boundary layer.
Report Number
DCIEM-95-06 — Reprint
Date of publication
01 Apr 1995
Number of Pages
9
Reprinted from
Int J Biometeorol, vol 39, 1995, p 94-102
DSTKIM No
96-01372
CANDIS No
228809
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