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dc.contributor.authorDurany, J.
dc.contributor.authorPoceiro, L.
dc.contributor.authorVaras, F.
dc.description.abstractThere have been many attempts in the literature to model human thermoregulation systems in order to predict central temperature and other heat stress indicators (see [3, 9], among many others). These models depend on a wide range of variables, including individual characteristics, surrounding textile and environmental factors. The main objective of this work is to formulate a stable, realistic and versatile 2-D mathematical model describing the heat transfer of the human foot (bare foot and foot surrounded by textile materials). The novelty, but also the difficulty , lies on the theoretical multiphysics that models the textile as a porous media, involving energy transport but also mass transport of liquid water, water vapour and gas, including evaporation phenomena. The numerical solution to the global problem involves a segregated algorithm and fixed point techniques for the nonlinearities jointly with finite elements spatial discretizations. Implementation has been performed through commercial software COMSOL TM Multiphysics.
dc.format.extent12 p.
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Matemàtiques i estadística::Anàlisi numèrica::Mètodes en elements finits
dc.subject.lcshFinite element method
dc.subject.lcshCoupled problems (Complex systems) -- Numerical solutions
dc.subject.otherMultiphysics, Foot Temperature, Foot-Sock Heat-Mass Fluxes, Finite Elements
dc.titleA coupled problem of heat and mass transfer applied to porous textile media surrounding the human foot
dc.typeConference report
dc.subject.lemacElements finits, Mètode dels
dc.rights.accessOpen Access
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local.citation.publicationNameCOUPLED V : proceedings of the V International Conference on Computational Methods for Coupled Problems in Science and Engineering :

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