In this article, Brian Resnick quote Prof. Adrian Bejan in order to provide us with some good advices on building a successful pyre, and discusses the processes tooking place while sitting around the campfire.
In a study published in 2015 in one of the Nature Scientific Reports, Professor Adrian Bejan, effectively showed that the best fires share the same design pattern: they are roughly as tall as they are wide.
- Brian Resnick, Campfires, explained, Vox.com, July 20, 2016.
- Tom Spears, Not too small, not too tall: Engineer researches perfect campfire for grilling, Postmedia News, July 25, 2016
- Ken Kingery, The Shape of a Perfect Fire, Duke.edu, June 8, 2015.
- Adrian Bejan, Why humans build fires shaped the same way, Nature, Scientific Reports 5, Article number: 11270 (2015), doi:10.1038/srep11270.
© Christine Forni
Christine Forni is a Chicago-based, multidisciplinary artist, with a foot in Paris. She is preparing an exhibition inspired by Constructal designs, in Nature:
“A glimpse into Forni’s studio while she prepares for an exhibition exploring natures similiarities. […]. She’s intrigued by how all things in nature have commonality in their visual structures for flow systems. This can be seen in capillaries, coral, lightning, antlers, rivers and trees.”
“In this lecture Prof Bejan draws attention to the theoretical work that places the phenomenon of evolution and life in physics, the biological and the geophysical realms together. He show that all evolutionary forms of flow organization are in accord with and can be predicted by the physics law that governs evolution in nature: the constructal law. He focuses on us. We are evolving as the “human & machine species.””
In this interview with Shawn Fitzmaurice, Prof. Adrian Bejan discusses his recent article published in the Nature Scientific Reports, putting Nature, evolution, and life altogether.
In this in-depth interview pubished in the National Geographic, Jeremy Berlin discuss Adrian Bejan’s last book with his author.
“A revolutionary law of physics explains it all—sports and technology, air currents and population growth, migration and social hierarchy.”
A nice review of Adrian Bejan last book, “The Physics of Life“, is available on Duke’s Pratt School of Engineering‘s website:
To live or not to live, that is not even a question. […] And while the question of living is not up for debate, the question that Bejan does answer in the book is simply, “What is life, as physics?“
The 10th Constructal Law & Second Law Conference (CLC2017) will be hosted by the Romanian Academy the 15 and 16 May 2017, in Bucharest, Romania.