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

\(\large{ HP = \rho\; g\; h }\)   

Where:

 Units English Metric
\(\large{ HP }\) = hydrostatic 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 of fluid \(\large{ft}\) \(\large{m}\)

 

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