Design with constructal theory: Vascularized composites for volumetric cooling

Constructal theory complements the analysis of thermodynamic systems by focusing on the flow configuration of the system, and on the relationship between configuration (design) and global performance. The design progress made in this emerging field is reviewed in a new book [1]. In this paper we outline our progress on developing flow architectures for a new class of smart materials: composites with vascular channels that provide volumetric flowing (bathing) and cooling. Copyright © 2008 by ASME.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kim, S; Lorente, S; Bejan, A

Published Date

  • 2009

Published In

  • ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings

Volume / Issue

  • 8 /

Start / End Page

  • 437 - 444

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1115/IMECE2008-66334

Citation Source

  • SciVal