Predicting the effect of relative humidity on skin temperature and skin wettedness


Atmaca I., Yigit A.

JOURNAL OF THERMAL BIOLOGY, vol.31, no.5, pp.442-452, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jtherbio.2006.03.003
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF THERMAL BIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.442-452

Abstract

The purpose of this research is to investigate the relative humidity effects on skin temperature and skin wettedness for different operative temperatures. For this aim, thermal interactions between human body and environment are simulated. In this simulation, Gagge 2-node model is used but includes some significant modifications. The simulation is to apply the Gagge 2-node model to individual segments rather than to whole body. Also, the results of the simulation are compared with present measurements, and available experimental data and simulated results in the literature in order to present reliability of the 16 segments-Gagge 2-node model. It is determined that the simulation results are in good agreement with measured results obtained from present experiments, and simulated results and experimental data in the literature. (c) 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.