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Human Thermal Environments covers hot, moderate, and cold environments, and defines them in terms of six basic parameters: air temperature, radiant temperature, humidity, air velocity, clothing worn, and the person’s activity. It focuses on the principles and practice of human response, which incorporates psychology, physiology, and environmental physics with applied ergonomics. The text then discusses water requirements, computer modeling, computer-aided design, and current standards. A systematic treatment of thermal environments and how they affect humans in real-world applications, the book links the health and engineering aspects of the built environment. It provides updated tools, techniques, and methods for the design of products and environments that achieve thermal comfort.
- Provides the principles and development of models of human thermoregulation
- Explains how to determine the thermal properties of clothing for assessing the human response to heat and cold
- Includes heat transfers between a person and the environment
- Covers the principles and practice that can be used to avoid casualties in the heat and cold
- Discusses skin response to contact with hot, moderate, and cold temperatures including burn and injury
|Page length:||635 pages|