Constructal Law and the Unifying Principle of Design

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In this book, experts from biology, physics and the social sciences examine the unification of all design phenomena in nature and apply this knowledge to designs in engineering, such as vascularization for self-healing and self-cooling materials for aircraft.
Captures a world-wide movement toward design as science
Preface: Constructal law, design in nature, and complexity
Design happens everywhere, whether in animate objects (e.g., dendritic lung structures, bacterial colonies, and corals), inanimate patterns (river basins, beach slope, and dendritic crystals), social dynamics (pedestrian traffic flows), or engineered systems (heat dissipation in electronic circuitry). This "design in nature" often takes on remarkably similar patterns, which can be explained under one unifying Constructal Law. This book explores the unifying power of the Constructal Law and its applications in all domains of design generation and evolution, ranging from biology and geophysics to globalization, energy, sustainability, and security. 
The Constructal Law accounts for the universal tendency of flow systems to morph into evolving configurations that provide greater and easier access over time. The Constructal Law resolves the many and contradictory ad hoc statements of "optimality", end design, and destiny in nature, such as minimum and maximum entropy production and minimum and maximum flow resistance, and also explains the designs that are observed and copied in biomimetics.

Constructal Law and the Unifying Principle of Design covers the fundamentals of Constructal Theory and Design, as well as presenting a variety of state-of-the-art applications. Experts from the biological, physical and social sciences demonstrate the unification of all design phenomena in nature, and apply this knowledge to novel designs in modern engineering, such as vascularization for self-healing and self-cooling materials for aircraft, and tree fins and cavities for heat transfer enhancement.
Editiert von: Adrian Bejan, Sylvie Lorente, Luiz A. O. Rocha
ADRIAN BEJAN is the J. A. Jones Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.

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Autor: Adrian Bejan
ISBN-13 :: 9781489998408
ISBN: 1489998403
Erscheinungsjahr: 28.01.2015
Verlag: Springer New York
Gewicht: 520g
Seiten: 344
Sprache: Englisch
Auflage 2013
Sonstiges: Taschenbuch, 235x155x18 mm
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