Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/79704
Title: The genesis of the constructal law as a scientific revolution
Authors: Chun, J 
Keywords: Adrian Bejan
Constructal law
Psychology of science
Scientific revolution
Thomas Kuhn
Dean Simonton
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Editura Academiei Romane, Publishing House of the Romanian Academy
Source: Proceedings of the Romanian Academy. Series A : mathematics physics technical sciences information science, 2018, v. 19, special issue, p. 99-104 How to cite?
Journal: Proceedings of the Romanian Academy. Series A : mathematics physics technical sciences information science 
Abstract: This paper uncovers the genesis of a scientist's discovery of the constructal law as a scientific revolution from its fermentation to the official formulation. Exploring different models of creative discovery, I reconstruct Bejan's discovery process, documented in his two books [1, 2], as a case study. I conclude that it is illuminative to decipher the subjective dimension that underlies the objective formulation of the law, where something crucial, called the chance-constraint, can be identified, which has been activated in Bejan's personal history long before the scientific law was officially formulated by him.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/79704
ISSN: 1454-9069
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