Adrian Bejan – Constructal Law | Duke Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

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Adrian Bejan – Constructal Law

The constructal law was stated by Duke’s Adrian Bejan in 1996

The constructal law is the law of physics that accounts for the phenomenon of evolution (configuration, form, design) throughout nature, inanimate flow systems and animate systems together.

The constructal law was stated by Adrian Bejan, the J.A. Jones Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Duke University, in 1996 as follows 1,2:

Adrian Bejan“For a finite-size system to persist in time (to live), it must evolve in such a way that it provides easier access to the imposed currents that flow through it.”

THE CONSTRUCTAL LAW—ADRIAN BEJAN

The constructal law places the concepts of life, evolution, design and performance in physics, which is in the broadest scientific arena. The constructal law is the law of physics of life and evolution3-5.

The constructal law accounts for the arrow of time6, which is the direction of the evolution of flow organization over time. It is receiving wide acceptance in the scientific literature.

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