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CONSTRUCTAL LAW: FROM MICROSCALE TO URBAN-SCALE DESIGN

DOI: 10.1615/AnnualRevHeatTransfer.2016013524
pages 335-368

Sylvie Lorente
Université de Toulouse; INSA; 135, avenue de Rangueil, F-31 077 Toulouse Cedex 04, France


KEY WORDS: Constructal, heat transfer, fluid flow, mass transfer, energy, design

Abstract

This chapter documents some of the major advances made during the past few years under the umbrella of the constructal law of design evolution. The constructal law is applied here to several classes of engineering problems: from the design of porous structures to the optimization of the transport of ionic species in the context of electrokinetics; from the cooling of electronics to underground heat exchangers, thermal energy storage, and distributed energy systems on the landscape.

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