Design with constructal theory /

"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 b...

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Main Author: Bejan, Adrian, 1948-
Other Authors: Lorente, Sylvie.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, ©2008.
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Summary:"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 and increase the system performance." "Design with Constructal Theory starts with basic principles and then shows how these principles are applied to understanding and designing increasingly complex systems. Problems and exercises at the end of each chapter give you an opportunity to use constructal theory to solve actual design problems." "This book is based on a design course developed by the two authors for upper-level undergraduates and graduate students at Duke University and other universities all over the world. With the authors' expert guidance, students and professionals in mechanical, civil, environmental, chemical, aerospace, and biomedical engineering will understand natural systems, and then practice design as science, by relying on constructal strategies to pursue and discover novel and effective designs."--Jacket.
Physical Description:1 online resource (xxii, 529 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : : illustrations (some color), maps (some color.)
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
ISBN:9780470432709
0470432705 (electronic bk.)