Human Temperature Control, 1st ed. 2018
A Quantitative Approach

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Language: Anglais

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425 p. · 15.5x23.5 cm · Hardback

The principal objective of this book is to provide information needed to define human thermal behavior quantitatively. Human thermal physiology is defined using mathematical methods routinely employed by physicists and engineers, but seldom used by physiologists. Major sections of the book are devoted to blood flow, sweating, shivering, heat transfer within the body, and heat and mass transfer from skin and clothing to the environment.  Simple algebraic models based on experimental data from a century of physiological investigation are developed for bodily processes. The book offers an invaluable source of information for physiologists and physical scientists interested in quantitative approaches to the fascinating field of human thermoregulation.


Animal Heat and Thermal Regulation.- Conservation of Energy.- Temperature Measurement.- Circulation.- Sweating.- Shivering.- Temperature Distribution in the Body.- Clothing.- Heat and Mass Transfer from the Skin and Clothing.

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Eugene H. Wissler is Henry Beckman Professor Emeritus in Chemical Engineering at the University of Texas, Austin. His principal interests have been fluid mechanics (especially non-Newtonian flow), heat transfer, and human thermal physiology. Although Dr. Wissler retired from active teaching in 1994, he remains both an active researcher and keynote presenter at international conferences.

Provides a concise summary and interpretation of the key literature on physical and physiological factors relevant to human thermoregulation

Sheds new light on various aspects of human temperature control

Enables the reader to develop a mathematical model of the human thermal system