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UTCI-Fiala multi-node model of human heat transfer and temperature regulation.

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posted on 25.01.2012, 15:04 by Dusan Fiala, George HavenithGeorge Havenith, Peter Broede, Bernhardt Kampmann, Gerd Jendritzky
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.

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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

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© ISB / Springer Verlag

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AM (Accepted Manuscript)

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2011

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The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com

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0020-7128;1432-1254

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en