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

    • prajput
      Ansys Employee

      Hello Friends,

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


    • Akismet
      Subscriber

      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)

      BTW if you are interested, check out this free course by Ansys, that talks about Fluid Statics in detail:

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

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