Flow of Stresses: Constructal Design of Perforated Plates Subjected to Tension or Buckling

  • L. A. Isoldi
  • M. V. Real
  • A. L. G. Correia
  • J. Vaz
  • E. D. dos Santos
  • L. A. O. RochaEmail author
Part of the Understanding Complex Systems book series (UCS)


It is possible to state that improving systems configuration for achieving better performance is the major goal in engineering. In the past, the scientific and technical knowledge combined with practice and intuition has guided engineers in the design of man-made systems for specific purposes. Soon after, the advent of the computational tools has permitted to simulate and evaluate flow architectures with many degrees of freedom. However, while system performance was analyzed and evaluated on a scientific basis, system design was kept at the level of art [1].


Constructal Theory Perforated Plate Elliptical Hole Geometric Optimization Hole Shape 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. A. Isoldi
    • 1
  • M. V. Real
    • 1
  • A. L. G. Correia
    • 1
  • J. Vaz
    • 1
  • E. D. dos Santos
    • 1
  • L. A. O. Rocha
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Universidade Federal de Rio Grande (FURG), Escola de Engenharia (EE)Rio GrandeBrazil
  2. 2.Departamento de Engenharia Mecânica (DEMEC)Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS)Porto AlegreBrazil

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