Fluid Pressure at Depth

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Classical Mechanics

The pressure exerted on a fluid depends only on the depth of the fluid.

 

Fluid PRESSURE at Depth formula

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

Where:

 Units English Metric
\(\large{ p }\) = fluid pressure \(\large{\frac{lbf}{in^2}}\) \(\large{Pa}\)
\(\large{ \rho }\)   (Greek symbol rho) = density of fluid \(\large{\frac{lbm}{ft^3}}\) \(\large{\frac{kg}{m^3}}\)
\(\large{ g }\) = gravitational acceleration \(\large{\frac{ft}{sec^2}}\) \(\large{\frac{m}{s^2}}\)
\(\large{ h }\) = height \(\large{ft}\) \(\large{m}\)

 

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