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dc.contributor.advisorNair, Satish S., 1960-eng
dc.contributor.authorIyoho, Anthony E., 1978-eng
dc.date.issued2002eng
dc.date.submitted2002 Falleng
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Mechanical and aerospace engineering.eng
dc.descriptionM. S. University of Missouri--Columbia 2002.eng
dc.descriptionThesis advisor: Dr. Satish S. Nair.eng
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on October 20, 2010).eng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.description.abstractThe human thermoregulatory system, with its active and passive components, is difficult to model due to nonlinearities, complex interactions, and a lack of understanding of many of the active thermoregulatory mechanisms. Part of this thesis focuses on the effect of passive system parametric uncertainties on two possible thermal comfort predictors. The effect due to each of the system parameters is quantified using a sensitivity analysis approach involving the equations of a human thermal model, the 41-node man model. A simulation based sensitivity analysis, using the Wissler 1-D model, is also performed to confirm the findings. Results show that both models display highest sensitivity to many of the same parameters. Another part of this thesis gives an overview for a 2-D human thermal model. The human thermal model incorporates 2-dimensional (radial and angular) heat transfer along with arterial and venous countercurrent blood flow. In addition, this thermal model attempts to model the human digits in order to predict toe and fingertip temperatures that are of special interest in regards to the possibility of controlling the thermal comfort of a subject.eng
dc.format.extentvii, 252 pageseng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/8854eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri-Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. College of Engineering. Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineeringeng
dc.subject.lcshBody temperature -- Regulation -- Mathematical modelseng
dc.subject.lcshExtravehicular space suitseng
dc.subject.lcshExtravehicular activity (Manned space flight)eng
dc.subject.lcshSpace vehicles -- Piloting -- Mathematical modelseng
dc.titleDevelopment of a two-dimensional human thermal model for EVA applicationseng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineMechanical and aerospace engineering (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelMasterseng
thesis.degree.nameM.S.eng


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