The complex network of veins that keeps us cool during the heat of summer has inspired engineers to create novel thermal management systems.
But replicating the circulatory system, in form or function, has been no easy task. Recently, a team of researchers from Drexel University and North Carolina State University have created a computational platform that could be the key to mimicking the body’s evolutionary optimized cooling system.
Microvasculature In a study published in the International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer , Ahmad Najafi, PhD, a professor in Drexel’s College of Engineering, and his faculty collaborator, Jason Patrick, PhD, from North Carolina State University, report on how a computational technique they developed can quickly produce designs for 3D printing carbon-fiber composite materials with an internal vasculature optimized for active-cooling. “When you get hot, the body sends a […]
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