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

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.

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Copyright Owner

American Society of Agricultural Engineers

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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