18. Main Definitions and Concepts of Fluid and Gas Flow. Darcy's Law and Experiment

  1. Kaplan S. Basniev1,
  2. Nikolay M. Dmitriev1 and
  3. George V. Chilingar2

Published Online: 26 OCT 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118533628.ch18

Mechanics of Fluid Flow

Mechanics of Fluid Flow

How to Cite

Basniev, K. S., Dmitriev, N. M. and Chilingar, G. V. (2012) Main Definitions and Concepts of Fluid and Gas Flow. Darcy's Law and Experiment, in Mechanics of Fluid Flow, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118533628.ch18

Author Information

  1. 1

    Gubkin State University of Oil and Gas, Russia

  2. 2

    University of Southern California, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 OCT 2012
  2. Published Print: 8 OCT 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118385067

Online ISBN: 9781118533628



  • Darcy's law;
  • hydrodynamics;
  • flow velocity;
  • anisotropic media;
  • reservoir properties


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Specifics of Fluid Flow in Natural Reservoirs

  • Basic Model Concepts of the Subsurface Liquid and Gas Hydrodynamics

  • Reservoir Properties of Porous Bodies. Porosity, Specific Surface Area

  • Darcy's Experiment and Darcy's Law. Permeability. The Concept of “True” Average Flow Velocity and Flow Velocity

  • Applicability Limits of Darcy's Law. Analysis and Interpretation of Experimental Data

  • Nonlinear Laws of Filtration

  • Structural Model of Porous Media

  • Darcy's Law for Anisotropic Media