In this groundbreaking book, Adrian Bejan takes the recurring patterns in natureatrees, tributaries, air passages, neural networks, and lightning boltsaand reveals how a single principle of physics, the Constructal Law, accounts for the evolution of these and all other designs in our world. Everythingafrom biological life to inanimate systemsagenerates shape and structure and evolves in a sequence of ever-improving designs in order to facilitate flow. River basins, cardiovascular systems, and bolts of lightning are very efficient flow systems to move a currentaof water, blood, or electricity. Likewise, the more complex architecture of animals evolve to cover greater distance per unit of useful energy, or increase their flow across the land. Such designs also appear in human organizations, like the hierarchical qflowchartsq or reporting structures in corporations and political bodies. All are governed by the same principle, known as the Constructal Law, and configure and reconfigure themselves over time to flow more efficiently. Written in an easy style that achieves clarity without sacrificing complexity, Design in Nature is a paradigm-shifting book that will fundamentally transform our understanding of the world around us.The abscissa indicates the ranking in U.S. News. This figure provides a birda#39;s-eye view of where university rankings come from. The highly ranked engineering schools are homes to researchers who are highly visible. The lowly ranked schoolsanbsp;...
|Title||:||Design in Nature|
|Author||:||Adrian Bejan, J. Peder Zane|
|Publisher||:||Anchor - 2012-01-24|