Constructal Hypothesis for Mechanical Deformation

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    Mild Steel specimen, when subjected to tensile forces shows considerable plastic deformation before fracture. A cross-section of the fractured specimen has the familiar cup cone form and shows traces of a three dimensional parabolic geometry. The morphing of the steel specimen from a volume to a point as a spontaneous, entropy producing or energy dispersing process is analysed using the Constructal law.




Article ID: 280
DOI: 10.14419/ijet.v1i4.280

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