# 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:

$$\large{ HP }$$ = hydrostatic pressure

$$\large{ \rho }$$ (Greek symbol rho) = density of fluid

$$\large{ g }$$ = gravitational acceleration

$$\large{ h }$$ = height of fluid