Physical Principles Governing Body Heat Exchange

  • D. McK Kerslake


Physiologists are taught to partition heat exchanges according to the various physical processes involved — convection, radiation etc. This approach is useful in many situations, but it has limitations which are seldom discussed and may be overlooked. This paper draws attention to some of the difficulties which may arise in the practical application of these principles.


Heat Transfer Heat Exchange Natural Convection Radiant Heat Transfer Radiant Temperature 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. McK Kerslake
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  1. 1.YateleyUK

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