Hydraulic Head

Written by Matt Milbury on . Posted in Fluid Dynamics

hydraulic headHydraulic head, abbreviated as h, is the measurement mechanical energy due to pressure of a fluid from a higher elevation to a lower elevation. It is measured in feet or meters of water. This calculation converts pounds per square inch or Pascal into feet or meters of head.


Hydraulic Head Calculator



Hydraulic head formula

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


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


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