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Units of hydrostatic pressure?
Can anyone tell me why the formula for hydrostatic pressure = density of fluid x depth in the fluid x acceleration due to gravity= ρgh, does not workout to have the units of N/m² or Pa? When I try to work out the units, it is: kg/m³ x m/s² x m = kg/ms² ?Posted in: #Civil & Structural
Look at it this way.
Density times height equals mass/area. Multiplying this with acceleration gives force, which is acting on unit area. Force/area is pressure.