The Human Body, Human, Software, Energy, Environment, Model, Heat Balance

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The human body works to convert energy to provide desired thermal comfort level. This study developed a friendly-user software that is capable of determine and predict correctly the heat loss of a human being working in an outdoor environment. This task was with the use of mathematical model based on the conceptual heat balance equation of the human-environment interaction. There is lacks of computational simulation with user-friendly interfaces to simulating human body physiological responses in outdoor environment reference to the existing outdoor physical and physiological processes mathematical model. This study developed a simulation processes based on the mathematical model reported to determine the heat value, physical sweat rate…show more content…
These parameters played a vital role in determine the condition of any human being working in an outdoor environment. The main objectives of this study is to develop a friendly-user software that is capable of determine and predict correctly the heat loss of a human being working in an outdoor environment. The task was with the use of mathematical model based on the conceptual heat balance equation of the human-environment interaction. For human being to maintain heat balance with desired thermal environment, the internal temperature (core temperature) must be approximately 37oC. Hence, the human body responds dynamically by keeping a constant core temperature in a dynamic environment. Thermal comfort is maintained when the heat generated by human metabolism is allowed to dissipate, thus maintaining thermal _____________________________________________________ Corresponding Author Tel no: (+234)8035050573 E-mail: kunlemusa@yahoo.com equilibrium with the surroundings. The heat generated involves the body, heat transfer and heat storage [5]. The generated he in the body is as a result of metabolic activity (M), which offers the energy to perform the physical activity. The heat transfer is achieved through conduction (K), convention (C), radiation (R), and evaporation (E) [5]. While the rate of heat storage
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