Enter the density of a fluid (1000kg/m^3 for fresh water) and the depth in that fluid an object is submerged to calculate the hydrostatic pressure.

## Hydro Static Pressure Formula

The following equation is used by the calculator above to determine the hydro static pressure acting on an object submerged in a fluid.

hp = ρ * g * h + p0

- Where hp is the hydro static pressure
- ρ is the density of the fluid
- g is the acceleration due to gravity (9.8 m/s^2 on earth)
- h is the depth
- and P0 is the atmospheric pressure. (101325 pascals)

## Hydro Static Pressure Definition

Hydro static pressure is defined as the total pressure acting on an object that is submerged in a liquid.

## How to calculate hydro static pressure?

How to calculate hydro static pressure?

**First, determine the density.**Measure of the density of the fluid that the object is submerged in.

**Next, determine the depth of submersion.**Measure the total depth the object is at from the surface.

**Finally, calculate the hydrostatic pressure.**Combing the depth and density along with the acceleration due to gravity and the atmospheric pressure to determine the hydrostatic pressure.

## FAQ

**What is a hydro static pressure?**

Hydrostatic pressure is a phenomena in physics that describes the pressure acting on an object that is submerged in a liquid.

**What causes hydrostatic pressure?**

Hydrostatic pressure is caused by the force of gravity acting on the liquid.