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- Main Title Errors in skin temperature measurements.
Author: Dugay, MurielleCreator Type: Personal
Chair: Boetcher, SandraContributor Type: PersonalContributor Info: Chair
Committee Member: Traum, Matthew J.Contributor Type: Personal
Committee Member: Boubekri, NourredineContributor Type: Personal
Name: University of North TexasPlace of Publication: Denton, Texas
- Creation: 2008-12
- Digitized: 2009-08-30
- Content Description: Numerical simulation is used to investigate the accuracy of a direct-contact device for measuring skin-surface temperature. A variation of thermal conductivity of the foam has greater effect on the error rather than a variation of the blood perfusion rate. For a thermal conductivity of zero, an error of 1.5 oC in temperature was identified. For foam pad conductivities of 0.03 and 0.06 W/m-oC, the errors are 0.5 and 0.15 oC. For the transient study, with k=0 W/m-oC, it takes 4,900 seconds for the temperature to reach steady state compared with k=0.03 W/m-oC and k=0.06 W/m-oC where it takes 3,000 seconds. The configuration without the foam and in presence of an air gap between the skin surface and the sensor gives the most uniform temperature profile.
- Keyword: Biomedical
- Keyword: bioheat transport
- Keyword: skin temperature measurement
- Keyword: heat conduction
- Library of Congress Subject Headings: Body temperature -- Measurement.
- Library of Congress Subject Headings: Medical thermography.
Name: UNT Theses and DissertationsCode: UNTETD
Name: UNT LibrariesCode: UNT
- Rights Access: public
- Rights License: copyright
- Rights Holder: Dugay, Murielle
- Rights Statement: Copyright is held by the author, unless otherwise noted. All rights reserved.
- Thesis or Dissertation
- OCLC: 437349288
- Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc9786
- Degree Name: Master of Science
- Degree Level: Master's
- Degree Discipline: Mechanical and Energy Engineering
- Academic Department: Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering
- Degree Grantor: University of North Texas