Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Publications

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1993

Journal or Book Title

Transactions of the ASAE

Volume

36

Issue

12

First Page

151

Last Page

159

Research Focus Area(s)

Animal Production Systems Engineering

Abstract

A mathematical model was developed to describe the radiative and convective thermal interactions between a newborn piglet and it’s surroundings. The model incorporates surface energy balances for each surface in the enclosure. The model was verified with results from a simulated creep area and from published calorimetric studies on newborn pigs. Mathematical results were all within 5.5% of the measured results from a simulated creep-area. Compared with published studies, the mathematical model over-predicts heat loss in high-demand environments and under predicts heat loss in low-demand environments.

Comments

This article is from Transactions of the ASAE 36, no. 1 (1993): 151–159.

Copyright Owner

American Society of Agricultural Engineers

Language

en

Date Available

April 30, 2013

File Format

application/pdf

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