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Title: UTCI-Fiala multi-node model of human heat transfer and temperature regulation.
Authors: Fiala, Dusan
Havenith, George
Broede, Peter
Kampmann, Bernhardt
Jendritzky, Gerd
Keywords: Physiological simulation
Human exposure
Outdoor environment
Multi-segmental model
Thermoregulatory system
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: © ISB / Springer Verlag
Citation: FIALA, D...et al., 2011. UTCI-Fiala multi-node model of human heat transfer and temperature regulation. International Journal of Biometeorology, Special Issue pp. 1-13
Abstract: The UTCI-Fiala mathematical model of human temperature regulation forms the basis of the new Universal Thermal Climate Index (UTC). Following extensive validation tests, adaptations and extensions, such as the inclusion of an adaptive clothing model, the model was used to predict human temperature and regulatory responses for combinations of the prevailing outdoor climate conditions. This paper provides an overview of the underlying algorithms and methods that constitute the multi-node dynamic UTCI-Fiala model of human thermal physiology and comfort. Treated topics include modelling heat and mass transfer within the body, numerical techniques, modelling environmental heat exchanges, thermoregulatory reactions of the central nervous system, and perceptual responses. Other contributions of this special issue describe the validation of the UTCI-Fiala model against measured data and the development of the adaptive clothing model for outdoor climates.
Description: The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1007/s00484-011-0424-7
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/9318
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00484-011-0424-7
ISSN: 0020-7128
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