Hydrostatic Pressure

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Fluid Dynamics

Hydrostatic pressure, abbreviated as HP, is the pressure a fluid exerts on an immersed object.

Hydrostatic Pressure formula

\(\large{ HP = \rho\; g\; h }\)


\(\large{ HP }\) = hydrostatic pressure

\(\large{ \rho }\) (Greek symbol rho) = density of the fluid

\(\large{ g }\) = gravitational acceleration

\(\large{ h }\) = height of the fluid


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