Hydrostatic Pressure Calculator

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?

  1. First, determine the density.

    Measure of the density of the fluid that the object is submerged in.

  2. Next, determine the depth of submersion.

    Measure the total depth the object is at from the surface.

  3. 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.

Hydrostatic Pressure Calculator