Hydraulic Head

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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 formula

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