Laplace equation

Second-order partial differential equation of the elliptic type. In groundwater flow describing the flow of an incompressible, homogeneous fluid through a homogeneous, isotropic non-deformable porous medium, the variable in the equation is the piezometric head or potential.

 

Source:

UNESCO/WMO International Glossary of Hydrology (2nd revised ed., 1992)

Posted on February 20, 2014 .