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1:92–122 (republished on 50th anniversary in 1998. J. Appl. Physiol. B. 1990. Thermal dosimetry, in Thermal dosimetry and treatment planning, ed. M. Gautherie, 119–208, Berlin, Springer. J. R. 2011. Biotransport principles and applications, New York, Springer. Shrivastava, D. B. 2006. Readdressing the issue of thermally significant blood vessels using a countercurrent vessel network, J. Biomech. Engr. 128:210–216. Siegel, R. R. 2002. Thermal radiation heat transfer, 4th ed. New York, Taylor & Francis.

As the temperature increases, the collagen assumes an amorphous glassy, or hyalinized, state. (4,5) Elastin is a thermally robust structural tissue protein responsible for the elasticity of large arteries and other mechanical energy-storing structures, such as the ligamentum nuchae in the necks of grazing animals. Elastin is thermally stable until temperatures exceed the boiling point. Tissue fusion processes rely on the complete denaturation of collagen and also elastin, if present. (5) In certain cases the damaged tissues may be replaced with metaplastic structures that include nonfibroblastic scarring or tissues of a type not native to the damaged region.

14 Electrical resistance model for the radiation exchange among the surfaces of a three-bodied system in which surface 3 is perfectly insulated. The radiation heat flow for this system is written as a function of the system properties, with the shape factor reciprocity relation applied for A1F1→2 = A2F2→1, as Q1→ 2 = σA1 (T14 − T24 ) . 92)  ε − 1 + A − A ( F )2 + A  ε − 1 1 2 1 1→ 2 2 2 A final case to be discussed addresses the effect of an absorbing and transmitting medium included in a radiating system.

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