IN VIVO THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY OF THE HUMAN FOREARM TISSUES

Authors
  1. Ducharme, M.B.
  2. Tikuisis, P.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
The effective thermal conductivities of the skin + subcutaneous fat (k sub eff skin + fat) and muscle (k sub eff muscle) tissues of the human forearm at thermal steady state during immersion in water at temperatures (T sub w) ranging from 15 to 36C were determined. Tissue temperature (Tissue temperature) was continuously monitored by a calibrated multicouple probe during a 3-h immersion of the resting forearm. Tissue temperature was measured every 5 mm from the longitudinal axis of the forearm (determined from computed-tomography scanning) to the skin surface.
Report Number
DCIEM-91-55 — Research Paper, Reprint
Date of publication
15 Jan 1991
Number of Pages
7
Reprinted from
J Appl Physiology, vol 70, no 6, 1991, p 2682-2690
DSTKIM No
91-04187
CANDIS No
71375
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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