FINITE-ELEMENT SOLUTION OF THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY OF MUSCLE DURING COLD WATER IMMERSION

Authors
  1. Tikuisis, P.
  2. Ducharme, M.B.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
The in vivo or effective thermal conductivity k sub eff of muscle tissue of the human forearm was determined through a finite-element (FE) model solution of the bioheat equation. Data were obtained from steady-state temperatures measured in the forearm aft 3 h of immersion in water at temperatures T sub w of 15(n=6), 20(n=5), and 30C(n=5). Temperatures were measured every 0.5 cm from the longitudinal axis of the forearm to the skin approximates to 9 cm distal from the elbow. Heat flux was measured at two sites on the skin adjacent to the temperature probe.
Report Number
DCIEM-91-33 — Reprint
Date of publication
15 Jan 1991
Number of Pages
9
Reprinted from
J of Applied Physiology, vol 70, no 6, 1991, p 2673-2681
DSTKIM No
91-04186
CANDIS No
71374
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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