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Title: The physics principle of the generation of flow configuration
Authors: Miguel, Antonio F
Keywords: non-equilibrium thermodynamic
constructal theory
constructal law
design principle
animate flow systems
inanimate flow systems
Issue Date: Jul-2011
Publisher: ELSEVIER Journals, the Netherlands
Citation: A. F. Miguel (2011) The physics principle of the generation of flow configuration, comment on “The constructal law and the evolution of design in nature” by Bejan & Lorente. Physics of Life Reviews 8, 243-244
Abstract: Design – configuration, architecture, shape, structure, pattern, rhythm – is omnipresent in nature [1–4]. The vast majority of natural systems are non-equilibrium thermodynamic systems, containing internal flows (e.g., mass, heat, charges, goods, etc.) with a defined configuration. The first law of thermodynamics states that energy is conserved in these systems as it flows through them [5], while the second law determines that the entropy outflow must be greater than the entropy inflow. The constructal law [5] complements the other two by stating that, for a system to persist, configuration must morph (evolve) towards designs that make it easier for currents to flow. This last self-standing law of design indicates that the acquisition of configuration is a dynamic process that guides and facilitates flowing.
Type: article
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