dependence of pressure on height/depth from sea level??  ? 

prajputprajput Admin Posts: 98

Hello Friends,

Is there any dependence of pressure on height/depth from sea level? ?

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  • AkismetAkismet Posts: 36Admin

    Yes. The variation of pressure in a fluid at different height is due to gravity and is called hydrostatic pressure. It is defined as:

    p - p0 = rho * g * h

    where

    h = z - z0 is the height from the reference point 0 (arbitrary)

    p0 is the pressure at reference point 0

    rho is the fluid density

    g is the gravity (assumed constant)

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    https://courses.ansys.com/index.php/courses/fluid-statics/

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