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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Table of 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.