Darcy-s-law definition

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A law stating that the rate at which a fluid flows through a permeable medium, such as an aquifer, is directly proportional to the drop in elevation between two places in the medium and inversely proportional to the distance between them.
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A law in geology describing the rate at which a fluid flows through a permeable medium. Darcy's law states that this rate is directly proportional to the drop in vertical elevation between two places in the medium and indirectly proportional to the distance between them. The law is used to describe the flow of water from one part of an aquifer to another and the flow of petroleum through sandstone and gravel.
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Origin of darcy-s-law

  • After Henry Philibert Gaspard Darcy

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition