Accession Number:

AD1022691

Title:

Novel Method of Estimating Metabolic Rates of Soldiers Engaged in Chemical Biological Defense Training

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report,01 Aug 2016,31 Dec 2016

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH INST OF ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE NATICK MA NATICK United States

Report Date:

2016-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

Estimates of metabolic rate for typical training exercises during which, chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, andor explosive personal protective ensembles are worn are currently unknown. Scientists, materiel developers, and warfighters require these metabolic rates to make informed decisions about the metabolic and thermal effects of working while wearing encapsulating personal protective equipment. Physiological data were collected from volunteers during Chemical Response Team CRT and Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team WMD-CST training exercises at three different locations. These data included core temperature TC values which were used with contextual environmental and ensemble characteristic data to estimate metabolic rate using the USARIEM developed physics and physiology based thermoregulatory model SCENARIO. Mean metabolic rate values ranged between 184 - 66 W and 542 - 142 W and total energy expenditure EEtot for each exercise period ranged from 1.2 - 0.2 MJ to 2.6 - 0.4 MJ

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE