# 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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