CLC2019 – Constructal Law & Second Law Conference announced in Porto Alegre, 11-13 March 2019

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The 12th conference on the Constructal law will be hosted by Universidade do Vale do Rio do Sinos, São Leopoldo, RS, Brazil. This event will take place from the 11 to the 13 March 2019 in the Unisinos university.

Registration and more information on the conference’s web site:
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Human innovation and enlightenment explained by Physics

 Ephrat Livni reviews, in this Quartz article, the application of Constructal theory to the physical description of innovation and human illumination. Livni article refers to a recent research paper on Social organization by A. Bejan  and other researchers: Social organization: The thermodynamic basis.

Simply put, the theory explains that “this theoretical framework also reveals the physical meaning of innovation: It is a local design change that liberates the flow over the entire territory inhabited by the organized movers”. In brief,  innovations open new pathways that generate opportunity for more movement for everyone around them.

And, as the local invention attract sudden movement, then the whole flowing area, or population, becomes wealthier than before. According to Bejan, “this is the tangible, or physical effect of a single idea, and why research, science, questioning, and tinkering benefit the whole of society”.

Read the full story by Ephrat Livni on Quartz: Physics can explain human innovation and enlightenment, June 30, 2018.

 

Social organization emerges by Physics

Social organization: The thermodynamic basis

Constructal Law brings social organization under the big tent of physics

Fig_agrregatesDirection of evolution of humans aggregates and technology in the Economics of ScaleIn view of the complexity and diversity of contemporary social organization, why do individuals came to live (to move) together, to organize themselves in the first place ? Constructal law shows that social organization is a natural phenomenon rooted in the physics of economies of scale. It is a reflection of the physics reality (bio and nonbio) that it is easier to move 1 unit of mass in bulk than to move 1 unit individually. This discovery is the connection between physics and social organization, which brings social organization under the big tent of physics.

The new theoretical framework also reveals the physical meaning of innovation: It is a local design change that liberates the flow over the entire territory inhabited by the organized movers.

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/er.4093

#constructal #economics #socialorganization #duke #ufpr

 

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Personal Aircraft: Why The Revolution Won’t Happen

According to Prof. Adrian Bejan views, captured into this article published by Aerospace America, a fundamental law of physics will prevent the Personal Aircraft revolution to happen.

The passenger drones, sky taxis, and other personal aircraft names are buzzing and exciting the aviation industry – but Prof. Bejan explains us that flying is for faster travel over long distances, and not for short distances. In this last case, the economical movement is on land, and it is slower.

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Design in Nature: the field and its future

These concluding observations presented by Prof. Adrian Bejan, were recorded at the end of the NSF workshop at Villanova University on “Constructal Theory: after 20 Years of Exploration and what the Future Holds”.

This video will guide you  through the decades of development of Constructal theory, since its very inception in Adrian Bejan student’s research work in buckling theory – and his, already, innovative understanding of, and approach to, this field of research.

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Dr. Adrian Bejan: How Cooling Laptops Led to Constructal Theory – video

This video released by the Franklin Institute celebrate Prof. Adrian Bejan’s award by retracing the personal history of Adrian Bejan and the origin and development of his constructal theory:  from small electronics coolong to the explanation of how natural systems branch and flow.

Since 1824 (77 years longer than the Nobel Prizes), The Franklin Institute has been recognizing scientists and engineers – such as Prof. Adrian Bejan – who have changed the world, and our lives.

Cf.  http://fi.edu/awards.

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Adrian Bejan: “Everything is evolution“. Credit: The Franklin Institute