I am very happy to get your comment. Your ‘Constructal Law’ is a path-breaking theory, and very useful if applied in the research on biomimetic architecture and construction.

I have read your very interesting book ‘Design with Constructal Law’ which has opened my eyes to see the nature in a different and scientific way.

As a research student of architectural design, your ‘Constructal Law’ is a very important reference for me.

At present, I am doing research on the application of branching patterns in the field of construction, and for this the understanding of its mechanical properties as well as force flow behavior is the pivotal task of my research.

Your new article published in 2013, is an advanced reference for me.

Thank you.

]]>Design with Constructal Theory, by A. Bejan and S. Lorente (John Wiley&Sons 2008)

The “inverted tree”, which you discuss, is the cover design of this textbook. The research advances with the constructal-law concept of the “flow of stresses” in solid structures are reviewed in the newest review of the field :

Journal of Applied Physics, volume 113 (2013) article 151301, “Constructal Law of Design and Evolution: Physics, Biology, Technology and Society, by A. Bejan and S. Lorente.

]]>Thank you so much your massage and the excellent work on OpenJSCAD. I find it very interesting, and am exited that your interest on developing fractal truss is exactly the same as mine. I am using python language to write some codes to generate fractal trusses, and then communicating its geometry and topology with structural analysis programs (e.g. Oaysis GSA) for analyzing its structural and mechanical rationality.

I will update my blog very soon once I will obtain some experimental results.

Meanwhile, your open-source codes are truly hepful.

Thank you

]]>Found your post whilst googling for Fractal Truss. I have recently been working on developing a fractal truss using OpenJSCAD – might be of interest.

I’ve open-sourced the code here:

http://www.opentruss.org