Accession Number:

AD0677386

Title:

PHYSIOLOGICAL RESPONSES TO A CHANGING THERMAL LOAD,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL CENTER FOR URBAN AND INDUSTRIAL HEALTH WASHINGTON D C OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH PROGRAM

Report Date:

1968-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

46.0

Abstract:

Two series of experiments were conducted. In series 1 the work load metabolic heat production was constant while the environmental heat load was increased stepwise at 45-minute intervals from comfort conditions to severe heat conditions. In series 2, the environmental heat load was constant while the metabolic heat load was progressively increased during the 45-minute intervals from light to moderate work levels. Comparative data were obtained from these experiments on the physiological responses to a changing environmental heat load and to a changing metabolic heat load which permitted an evaluation of differences in intra- and inter-individual responses to heat and the resulting physiological strain. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Stress Physiology
  • Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE