Science news articles about 'Constructal Law'

  • Tree branching key to efficient flow in nature and novel materials

    ... of civil engineering at the University of Toulouse, France, Bejan found that the laws of constructal theory (http://www ... air to the total lung volume." Earlier, the constructal law was used to explain traffic flows, the cooling ...
  • Unifying the animate and the inanimate designs of nature

    ... and geophysical principles of nature's design through the constructal law, which can also be viewed as the physics of evolution. "This is an exciting ... were weight-lifters, and these forms of locomotion are predicted by the constructal law, Bejan said. "Our discovery that animal locomotion ...
  • Mystery of golden ratio explained

    ... so that they flow more and more easily. Bejan termed this the constructal law in 1996, and its latest application appears ... thinking again more efficiently. Getting smarter is the constructal law in action." While the golden ratio ...
  • Is March Madness always the same?

    ... it, said Adrian Bejan, engineering professor at Duke's Pratt School of Engineering. These hierarchies can be predicted by the constructal law, which Bejan developed 15 years ...
  • Seeing the S-curve in everything

    ... Energy Laboratory. Bejan's theory, known as the constructal law, is based on the principle that flow systems ... shows that this is not a coincidence – both are manifestations of the natural constructal tendency of flow systems to generate evolving ...
  • Bigger creatures live longer, travel farther for a reason

    ... Professor of mechanical engineering at Duke and father of the Constructal Law. In his latest theory paper ... that hadn't occurred to biologists," Bejan said. The Constructal Law governs how big an engine a truck ...
  • In baseball, bigger still better

    ... of Design & Nature and Ecodynamics. "Our analysis shows that the constructal-law theory of sports evolution predicts ... for best pitcher and the record for strikeouts by a lefthander. "According to the constructal law predictions, the larger and taller machine ...

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