Hydraulic Head

Written by Matt Milbury on . Posted in Fluid Dynamics

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Hydraulic head ( \(h\) ) is the measurement mechanical energy due to pressure of a fluid from a higher elevation to a lower elevation.

Hydraulic Head Formula

\(h = \frac {p}{g \rho} \)          \( head  \;=\;  \frac { pressure }  {  gravitational acceleration  \;\;x\;\;  density } \)

\(h =  h_1 \;-\; h_2  \)          \( hydraulic \; gradient   \;=\;   pressure \; head \; at \; point \; 1  \;-\;   pressure \; head \; at \; point \; 2   \)

Where:

\(h\)= head

\(p\) = pressure

\(g\) = gravitational acceleration

\(\rho\) = density

\(h_1 \) = pressure head at point 1

\(h_2\) = pressure head at point 2

 

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