Hydrostatic Pressure

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Fluid Mechanics

Hydrostatic pressure is the pressure a fluid exerts on an immersed object.

formula

\(HP = \rho g h \)

Where:

\(HP\) = hydrostatic pressure

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

\(g\) = gravitational acceleration

\(h\) = height of fluid