constructal

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Coined in 1996 by Adrian Bejan, based on the Latin verb construere, which means to construct. The Constructal law accounts for the natural phenomenon of Construction: the natural tendency toward flow configurations (constructs, designs) that flow more and more easily.

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constructal (comparative more constructal, superlative most constructal)

  1. (physics) Relating to or derived from the law of physics of evolutionary design, that evolved designs provide progressively greater transport, flow, or movement characteristics.


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