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Shape and Thermodynamics

  • Edited by:
  • Adrian Bejan,
  • Giuseppe Grazzini,

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.

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  • Keywords:
  • Fisica,
  • Chimica,
  • Atti di convegno,
  • Termodinamica,
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Adrian Bejan

Duke University, United States

Giuseppe Grazzini

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

Adrian Bejan is a professor with the College of Engineering at Duke University (North Carolina, USA) and one of the 100 most cited authors in the area of engineering. Adrian Bejan's research work spans a variety of thermal engineering topics: minimization of entropy generation, exergetic analysis, natural convection, heat and mass transfer, convection in porous media, turbulence, etc. He is the author of 14 books on engineering, energy and environmental topics, and more than 350 scientific articles.
Giuseppe Grazzini is a professor of Heat and Mass Transfer with the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Florence. He graduated in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Bologna in 1973. He works on efficient energy use, thermodynamics, heat and mass transfer, solar energy. He is author of more than 100 scientific articles in these fields.
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Book Title

Shape and Thermodynamics

Editors

Adrian Bejan, Giuseppe Grazzini

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Publication Year

2008

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© 2008 Author(s)

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CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 IT

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Firenze University Press

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10.36253/978-88-8453-836-9

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978-88-5518-868-5

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Proceedings e report

Series ISSN

2704-601X

Series E-ISSN

2704-5846

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