Heat Exchange

  • M. English
  • W. Weyland
  • A. Scott
Conference paper


The temperature of the body is determined only by body heat content. And body heat content is determined only by the body’s net heat balance - the balance between metabolic heat production and environmental heat exchange. While metabolic heat production is limited, environmental heat exchange is unlimited. Therefore, environmental heat exchange determines body heat content and temperature. To understand changes in temperature we must understand heat exchange.


Heat Loss Heat Exchange Thermal Environment Convective Heat Exchange Evaporative Heat Loss 
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  • M. English
  • W. Weyland
  • A. Scott

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