# Hydrostatic Pressure

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Fluid Dynamics

## Hydrostatic Pressure

Hydrostatic pressure ( $$HP$$ ) is the pressure a fluid exerts on an immersed object.

### Hydrostatic Pressure formula

$$HP = \rho g h$$

Where:

$$HP$$ = hydrostatic pressure

$$\rho$$ (Greek symbol rho) = density of fluid

$$g$$ = gravitational acceleration

$$h$$ = height of fluid