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Heat Sensing Manikin Test Probe

Andersson, Petra and Holmstedt, Göran LU (2000) In Fire and Materials 24(4). p.195-199
Abstract
A manikin test probe has been developed to simulate the thermal behaviour of human skin when exposed to thermal conditions likely to occur in fires. The threshold for second-degree burn injuries is evaluated from the temperature readings using a damage integral. The probe has been exposed to different radiation fluxes and the calculated damage criterion for second-degree burn injuries is in agreement with data from the literature on human skin and pig skin. Probes mounted on a manikin have been used to assess how the extent of burn injuries develop as a function of time on a fully dressed pilot inside a military aeroplane surrounded by a large pool fire. In another scenario burn injuries for humans inside a fire room are assessed when a... (More)
A manikin test probe has been developed to simulate the thermal behaviour of human skin when exposed to thermal conditions likely to occur in fires. The threshold for second-degree burn injuries is evaluated from the temperature readings using a damage integral. The probe has been exposed to different radiation fluxes and the calculated damage criterion for second-degree burn injuries is in agreement with data from the literature on human skin and pig skin. Probes mounted on a manikin have been used to assess how the extent of burn injuries develop as a function of time on a fully dressed pilot inside a military aeroplane surrounded by a large pool fire. In another scenario burn injuries for humans inside a fire room are assessed when a super-heated water mist extinguishing system is activated. (Less)
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  abstract     = {A manikin test probe has been developed to simulate the thermal behaviour of human skin when exposed to thermal conditions likely to occur in fires. The threshold for second-degree burn injuries is evaluated from the temperature readings using a damage integral. The probe has been exposed to different radiation fluxes and the calculated damage criterion for second-degree burn injuries is in agreement with data from the literature on human skin and pig skin. Probes mounted on a manikin have been used to assess how the extent of burn injuries develop as a function of time on a fully dressed pilot inside a military aeroplane surrounded by a large pool fire. In another scenario burn injuries for humans inside a fire room are assessed when a super-heated water mist extinguishing system is activated.},
  author       = {Andersson, Petra and Holmstedt, Göran},
  issn         = {1099-1018},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {195--199},
  publisher    = {John Wiley & Sons},
  series       = {Fire and Materials},
  title        = {Heat Sensing Manikin Test Probe},
  volume       = {24},
  year         = {2000},
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