Modeling The Human Sweat Thermal Dynamics 2001-01-2266
Previous sweat modeling attempts have produced several models of the human sweat regulation mechanism. To effectively use the models for control purposes, the sensitivity of the models to their parameters must be quantified. The characteristics of several meaningful sweat models are discussed. The parameters of each model are ranked in order to identify which parameters are the most important to the models. An objective of the study is to quantify the uncertainties in such models, to the extent possible. The sensitivity needed to measure the evaporative heat loss is calculated for a subject in the calorimeter being developed at University of Missouri-Columbia. This study is part of a larger effort at the University to develop reliable human thermal models for space suit thermal modeling studies.