Henry Darcy Henry Darcy and His Law

 A site on the achievements of Henry Philibert Gaspard Darcy, (1803-1858).
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.

These pages were put together to help others who have an interest in Darcy. Please email me if you find any errors, have additional information that can be posted, or if you use this material in class. Enjoy!


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Glenn Brown

Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
Oklahoma State University
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