Risk evaluation of heat stroke with multiphysics computation and its application

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Researchers

  • Akimasa Hirata
  • Kazuma Hasegawa
  • Sachiko Kodera
  • Ilkka Laakso
  • Ryusuke Egawa
  • Yuka Horie
  • Nanako Yazaki
  • Kenji Taguchi
  • Tatsuya Kashiwa

Research units

  • Nagoya Institute of Technology
  • Tohoku University
  • Japan Weather Association
  • Kitami Institute of Technology

Abstract

We review a system that performs accurate computation of body temperature elevation and sweating by combining electromagnetic and thermal analysis with weather forecast data toward the risk assessment and management. We validate our computational code by comparing with different exposure scenarios, and then extend to estimate allowable time of firefighters as a computational example. We also review our newly-designed system for public enlightenment toward reducing heat stroke patients. Finally, we apply the system to estimate the number of patients of heat stroke in summer.

Details

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)288-294
Number of pages7
JournalIEEJ Transactions on Fundamentals and Materials
Volume138
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
MoE publication typeA2 Review article in a scientific journal

    Research areas

  • Ambient heat exposure, Multi-physics simulation

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