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Adrian Bejan Quotes

The similarities among animals that are on the surface very different are no coincidence. In fact, animal locomotion is no different than other flows, animate and inanimate: they all develop in space and in time such that they optimize the flow of material.
Adrian Bejan

Running, swimming and flying occur in vastly different physical environments and, likewise, involve quite different body mechanics. Nonetheless, there are strong convergences in certain functional characteristics of runners, swimmers and fliers.
Adrian Bejan

The Earth with its solar heat input, heat rejection, and wheels of atmospheric and oceanic circulation, is a heat engine without [a] shaft. Its maximized mechanical power cannot be delivered, but is instead destined to dissipate through air and water friction and other forms of heat loss. It produces maximum power, which it then dissipates at a maximum rate.
Adrian Bejan