Henry Darcy and His Law
The discoverer of Darcy's Law for flow in porous media.
Henry Darcy (1803 to 1858) invented the
modern style Pitot tube, was the first researcher to suspect the
existence of the boundary layer in fluid flow, contributed in
the development of the Darcy-Weisbach equation for pipe flow resistance,
made major contributions to open channel flow research and of
course developed Darcy's Law for flow in porous media. His Law
is a foundation stone for several fields of study including ground-water
hydrology, soil physics, and petroleum engineering.
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