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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

How To Build The Perfect Campfire


Today in Nature Scientific Reports, engineering professor Adrian Bejan shows that the best campfires are roughly as tall as they are wide. The shape is the most efficient for the flow of air and heat.

"Our bonfires are shaped as cones and pyramids, as tall as they are wide at the base. They look the same in all sizes, from the firewood in the chimney, to the tree logs and wooden benches in the center of the university campus after the big game," Bejan said. PR


Why humans build fires shaped the same way. 2015. Bejan, A. Nature Scientific Reports