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Model of thermal comfort in the hyperbaric facility


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The paper discusses the mathematical model of thermal comfort in the hyperbaric facility. Based on human thermal balance and thermal comfort conditions the comfort equation for the hyperbaric environment was derived. The comfort equation enables to calculate all those combinations of the diver’s activity, clothing (thermal insulation, moisture permeation factor) and environmental variables (temperature, pressure, composition, relative humidity and velocity of the breathing gas and mean radiant temperature), which would create thermal comfort in the hyperbaric environment. The paper presents also the solution of thermal comfort equation for dives up to the depth of g = 590 m, with helium-oxygen and hydrogen-oxygen breathing mixture, as well as the comfort diagrams

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  • Department of Heat Engineering, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics, West Pomeranian University of Technology in Szczecin, Al.Piastow 19, 71-310 Szczecin, Poland


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