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Design with constructal theory

Author: Adrian Bejan; Sylvie Lorente
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, ©2008.
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"Design with Constructal Theory offers a revolutionary new approach based on physics for understanding and predicting the designs that arise in nature and engineering, from the tree and the forest to the cooling of electronics, urban design, decontamination, and vascular smart materials. This book shows how you can use the method of constructal theory to design human-made systems in order to reduce trial and error  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Adrian Bejan; Sylvie Lorente
ISBN: 9780471998167 0471998168
OCLC Number: 181603235
Description: xxii, 529 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Flow Systems --
2. Imperfection --
3. Simple Flow Configurations --
4. Tree Networks for Fluid Flow --
5. Configurations for Heat Conduction --
6. Multiscale Configurations --
7. Multiobjective Configurations --
8. Vascularized Materials --
9. Configurations for Electrokinetic Mass Transfer --
10. Mechanical and Flow Structures Combined --
11. Quo Vadis Constructal Theory? --
A. Method of Scale Analysis --
B. Method of Undetermined Coefficients (Lagrange Multipliers) --
C. Variational Calculus --
D. Constants --
E. Conversion Factors --
F. Dimensionless Groups --
G. Nonmetallic Solids --
H. Metallic Solids --
I. Porous Materials --
J. Liquids --
K. Gases.
Responsibility: Adrian Bejan, Sylvie Lorente.
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Invented by Adrian Bejan, the constructal theory of global optimization under local constraints explains in a simple manner the shapes that arise in nature. The theory is used to understand,  Read more...

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