Modeling Newborn Piglet Thermal Interactions with a Surface Energy Balance Model

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1993
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Hoff, Steven
Janni, Kevin
Hoff, Steven
Jacobson, Larry
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Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
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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.

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

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