MORE | Fall 2022
Impact of Human Body Shape on Convective Heat Transfer Coefficient
People are exposed to a variety of thermal environments every day. Understanding and predicting an individual’s heat stress and strain potential in various thermal environments is crucial. Previous human thermal exposure studies have accounted only for average caucasian humans. However, the fact that every human has a unique body shape leaves behind a limited understanding of how different body shapes respond to different thermal environments. This research project addresses this knowledge gap through a comprehensive numerical study that will be performed to compute the convective heat transfer coefficient for body shapes representing the diverse U.S. population (male and female).
Shri Harri Viswanathan
Hometown: Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Graduation date: Fall 2023