Constructal Law and the Unifying Principle of Design

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ISBN: 978-1-4614-5048-1 (Print) 978-1-4614-5049-8 (Online)

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiii

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    Pages 1-20

    The Constructal Design of Humanity on the Globe

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    Pages 21-39

    Toward a Quantitative Unifying Theory of Natural Design of Flow Systems: Emergence and Evolution

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    Pages 41-49

    Leaf Shapes and Venation Patterns

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    Pages 51-68

    Drainage Basins Evolution with Non-erodible Regions

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    Pages 69-89

    Software Evolution and the Constructal Law

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    Pages 91-111

    Constructal Design of High-Conductivity Inserts

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    Pages 113-130

    Constructal Design of T-Shaped Water Distribution Networks

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    Pages 131-141

    The Constructal Theory of Electrokinetic Transport Through a Porous System

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    Chapter

    Pages 143-160

    Constructal Theory Applied to Vascular Countercurrent Networks

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    Pages 161-175

    Constructal Design of Animate and Inanimate Systems: An Answer to Consumerism?

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    Pages 177-194

    Constructal Design of Rectangular Conjugate Cooling Channels

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    Pages 195-217

    Flow of Stresses: Constructal Design of Perforated Plates Subjected to Tension or Buckling

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    Pages 219-230

    Equipartition of Joulean Heat in Thermoelectric Generators

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    Pages 231-258

    Constructal Design of Refrigeration Devices

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    Pages 259-273

    Constructal Design of Vortex Tubes

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    Pages 275-294

    Constructal Design of Wave Energy Converters

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    Pages 295-321

    Constructal Design of Thermal Systems

  19. Back Matter

    Pages 323-328