Accession Number:

ADA009295

Title:

Effects of High Temperature on Maintenance Performance.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY MATERIEL COMMAND TEXARKANA TEX INTERN TRAINING CENTER

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

45.0

Abstract:

The objective of the research was to determine whether or not there is a decrease in the efficiency of maintenance performance, when conducted under heat stress conditions, which is detectable prior to the occurrence of visible physical deterioration. Two groups of 10 male subjects were exposed to either a comfortable 72F dry-bulb or a high temperature 110F dry-bulb environment. The time to complete a basic electronic maintenance task by each subject was measured and the mean task completion time of each experimental group was calculated for use in the statistical comparison. Experimental results indicate a statistically significant decrease in maintenance performance efficiency because of the increase in temperature.

Subject Categories:

  • Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE