Accession Number:

ADA133844

Title:

Mathematical Simulation of Diver Performance

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Jul 1076-31 Dec 1982

Corporate Author:

TEXAS UNIV AT AUSTIN DEPT OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1982-08-31

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

This report summarizes the work accomplished during the six years covered by this contract. A mathematical model of the human thermal system was developed, validated for accuracy under conditions typically encountered in Navy diving operations, and applied to several problems of current interest. The following problems were analyzed 1 prediction of the performance of a new passive diver thermal protection system developed at NCSC, 2 analysis of the lost bell problem of saturation diving, 3 analysis of heat stress in hyperbaric environments, and 4 prediction of survival time for various accidents involving immersion in cold water.

Subject Categories:

  • Stress Physiology
  • Numerical Mathematics
  • Protective Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE