Accession Number : ADA079692


Title :   A Computer Model for Evaluating the Effects on Fighting Vehicle Crewmembers of Exposure to Carbon Monoxide Emissions.


Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Corporate Author : HUMAN ENGINEERING LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD


Personal Author(s) : Steinberg,Seymour


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a079692.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1980


Pagination or Media Count : 15


Abstract : Presented are the details of a computer model, developed from an empirical equation derived by several researchers, which predicts the instataneous amount of carboxyhemoglobin (COHb) in the blood of a person based upon the amount of carbon monoxide (CO) respired during a sequence of exposure periods. The computer program is particularly useful in the analysis of CO toxic hazards as applied to crewmembers of enclosed fighting vehicles in that the predicted COHb levels provide the evaluator with the means to predict whether or not human performance may be compromised or the health and safety of any crewmember jeopardized. An appendix provides the reader with both a complete program listing (FORTRAN IV) and a sample presentation of a hypothetical mission for tank crewmembers. (Author)


Descriptors :   *COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION , *TANK CREWS , *TANKS(COMBAT VEHICLES) , *CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING , PERFORMANCE(HUMAN) , HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING , FORTRAN , MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION , COMBAT VEHICLES , CARBON MONOXIDE , HEMOGLOBIN , TOXICOLOGY , BLOOD CHEMISTRY


Subject Categories : Toxicology
      Computer Programming and Software
      Combat Vehicles


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE