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 Formula

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


\(\large{ h }\)= head

\(\large{ \rho }\)  (Greek symbol rho) = density

\(\large{ g }\) = gravitational acceleration

\(\large{ p }\) = pressure

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