# Fluid Pressure at Depth

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Classical Mechanics

The pressure exerted on a fluid depends only on the depth of the fluid.

## Fluid PRESSURE at Depth formula

$$\large{ p = \rho \; g \; h }$$
Symbol English Metric
$$\large{ p }$$ = fluid pressure $$\large{\frac{lbf}{in^2}}$$  $$\large{Pa}$$
$$\large{ \rho }$$   (Greek symbol rho) = density of fluid $$\large{\frac{lbm}{ft^3}}$$ $$\large{\frac{kg}{m^3}}$$
$$\large{ g }$$ = gravitational acceleration $$\large{\frac{ft}{sec^2}}$$ $$\large{\frac{m}{s^2}}$$
$$\large{ h }$$ = height $$\large{ft}$$ $$\large{m}$$