Hydraulic Gradient

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff. Posted in Fluid Mechanics

Hydraulic gradient is the change in height (pressure) to length.

formula

\(i = \frac { h1 \;-\; h2} { l} \)

Where:

\(i\) = hydraulic gradient

\(h1 \) = pressure head at point 1

\(h2\) = pressure head at point 2

\(l\) = length of column

Solve for:

\(h1 = i   l \;+\; h 2 \)

\(h2 = h1 \;-\; i l   \)

\(l = \frac { h1 \;-\; h2} { i}   \)