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Document ID (ISN)64385
CIS number 95-1101
ISSN - Serial title 0095-6562 - Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine
Year 1995
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Van Liew H.D., Burkard M.E.
Title Simulation of gas bubbles in hypobaric decompressions - Roles of O2, CO2 and H2O
Bibliographic information Jan. 1995, Vol.66, No.1, p.50-55. 14 ref.
Abstract A study was carried out to gain insight into the special features of bubbles that may form in aviators and astronauts. The growth and decay of bubbles was simulated in two hypobaric decompressions and a hyperbaric one by using a system of equations. The constancy of partial pressures of metabolic gases, unimportant in hyperbaric decompressions, affects bubble size in hypobaric decompressions in inverse relation to the exposure pressure.
Descriptors (primary) bubble formation; decompression sickness
Descriptors (secondary) hyperbaric pressure; negative pressure; space travel; mathematical models; air transport
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Hyperbaric pressure