Design with Constructal Theory

Bejan, Adrian and Lorente, Sylvie (2008) Design with Constructal Theory. In: Shape and Thermodynamics, International Workshop Florence 2008, 25-26 September 2008, Florence.


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Constructal theory is the view that the generation of “designedness” in nature is a universal (physics) phenomenon that can be based on principle (the constructal law): “For a finite-size flow system to persist in time (to live) its configuration must change in time so that it provides greater and greater access to its currents”. This principle predicts natural form across the board, from river basins to animal design, engineering and social dynamics. In this introduction to the theory we show examples of vascular designs at large and small scales and multi-objective flow configurations.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Uncontrolled Keywords: constructal, design in nature, tree networks, shape, structure
Subjects: 700 Arti, Belle arti e Arti decorative > 740 Disegno e arti decorative
600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 620 Ingegneria e attivita' affini > 620.1 Meccanica e materiali dell'ingegneria (Classificare qui la Meccanica applicata)
Depositing User: FUP firenze university press
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2010
Last Modified: 20 May 2010 12:03

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