Shape and Thermodynamics

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Edited by: Bejan, A.; Grazzini, G.; 2008; Shape and Thermodynamics. Firenze, Firenze University Press.


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Shape and Thermodynamics

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Adrian Bejan
Duke University, United States

Giuseppe Grazzini
University of Florence, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0002-3285-3695

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DOI: 10.36253/978-88-8453-836-9 Series: Proceedings e report ISSN 2704-601X (print) - ISSN 2704-5846 (online)

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Shape and Thermodynamics is a two-day international Workshop focused on the Constructal Theory of generation of configuration in nature and engineering. From the early developments related to tree configurations for the cooling of electronics, today Constructal theory is being applied to conceptual design of transportation net-works, river basins, living bodies, building materials and many other flow systems. Constructal theory is also enriching thermo-dynamics, from basic theory to design and optimization. This theory approaches design "as science", with the generation of configuration regarded as a phenomenon of all physics, based on principle (the Constructal law). For example, Constructal Theory contributes to the evolution of fuel cells, in the design of cooling channels, the optimal feeding of reactants, etc. Important applications are also found in the design of heat exchangers, district heating networks, etc. The growing scientific literature on Constructal Theory has an important Italian component, although further dissemination is timely. Moreover, the relation with other thermodynamic research areas deserves to be explored. Website: Shape and Thermodinamics

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Keywords: Fisica, Chimica, Atti di convegno, Termodinamica

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