Constructal Law brings social organization under the big tent of physics
Direction 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.
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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.
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.
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.
Adrian Bejan: “Everything is evolution“. Credit: The Franklin Institute
The Award from the Benjamin Franklin Institute honors the Duke University professor’s development of Constructal theory, which predicts natural design and its evolution in engineering, scientific, and social systems.
Adrian Bejan, the J.A. Jones Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Duke University.
Credit: Duke University
Peder Zane, journalist, writer, puts it in few words “Progress is real. It is natural. It is all around us.” in the recent edition of the News&Observer .
Next week at Villanova Constructal Theory: What the future holds – NSF Workshop and Franklin Institute Symposium the community will be addressing hot topics with the major players in Constructal Theory. @constructal @newsobserver @JPederZane
Duke professor and author Adrian Bejan. Duke Photography