Human Thermal Environments

Human Thermal Environments

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Environments are assessed and environmental limits defined often only in terms of air temperature, which is insufficient; in most situations the interaction of air temperature with five other factors-radiant temperature; humidity; air movement; activity-generated metabolic heat; and clothing is central to that environment's evaluation. In this book, Ken Parsons focuses on the principles and practice of human response to thermal environments. He incorporates psychology, physiology and environmental physics with an applied ergonomic approach. The vook details important new developments in determining the thermal properties of clothing, computer modelling and computer-aided environmental design and offers practical applications and case studies.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 359 pages
  • 178 x 254 x 25.4mm | 453g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0748400419
  • 9780748400416

Table of contents

Human thermal environments; human thermal physiology; psychological responses; measurement methods and assessment techniques; metabolic heat production; clothing; thermal comfort; heat stress; cold stress; interference with activities; skin contact with solid surfaces; thermal models and computer aided design; practical applications and case studies; abnormal environments.show more