Accession Number:

AD0652260

Title:

THERMAL EXCHANGES OF MAN AT HIGH TEMPERATURES

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT KNOX KY

Report Date:

1946-02-21

Pagination or Media Count:

49.0

Abstract:

One of the limitations on the usefulness of studies of the physiological responses of man to high temperatures is the difficulty of predicting behavior under one set of environmental conditions from information obtained under another set of conditions. A rational approach to this problem is to provide for a means of evaluating total thermal stress to the man from known conditions of exposure air and wall temperature, moisture content of air, wind velocity, metabolic rate of the man, etc. With this step accomplished one may proceed to correlation of the physiological response of man to the total thermal stress. The report is concerned with the first aspect of this approach. To this end, rates of heat exchange by evaporation, convection and radiation were estimated at 5 wind velocities in each of 7 different environments. These measurements were made on nude men, on clothed men standing, and on clothed men walking.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE