Leonhard Euler (1707-1782) is known for his contributions to fluid dynamics. Specifically, his work discoveries in infinitesimal calculus, his derivation of Bernoulli’s equation, and his equation for inviscid fluid flows.
Euler’s equation for inviscid flows, those without friction, first appeared in 1757 in an article entitled, “Principes genereaux du mouvement des fluids.” This equation focuses on the fluid flow as a whole and analyzes the fluid velocity at a fixed point.
By using this equation, estimations on the effect of friction can be made when investigating aerodynamic problems. His equation is still in use today.
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