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ID (ISN) del documento20118
Número CIS 74-118
ISSN - Título de la serie 0035-3159 - Revue générale de thermique
Año 1973
Número de serie
Autor(es) Cox R.N., Clark R.P.
Título The natural convection flow about the human body.
Información bibliográfica Jan. 1973, Vol.12, No.133, p.11-19. Illus. 6 ref.
Resumen This study arose as a result of work by the British National Institute for Medical Research on man's acclimatisation to extremes of cold. The natural convection flow of air about the human body was investigated and it was shown that a boundary layer several centimetres thick, with a maximum velocity of 50 cm/s is established over a naked human for an ambient temperature of 15°C. This layer acts as a transport path for small particles such as pollens and skin scales. The convective flow is considered to play a part in the transmission of airborne infection. The results of these studies find applications in the design of operating theatres and protective clothing.
Descriptores (primarios) temperatura del aire; transporte de gérmenes; enfermedades infecciosas; convección natural
Descriptores (secundarios) temperatura cutánea; estudios con maquetas; investigaciones sobre el hombre
Tipo de documento -
Tema(s) Ambiente térmico, ventilación
Broad subject area(s)
Navegación por categoria(s) Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Environmental pollution
Air pollution
Heat and cold