Hydrostatic pressure meaning
What is hydrostatic pressure:
In fluid mechanics, hydrostatic pressure is that which a fluid at rest generates by its own weight.
Hydrostatic pressure does not depend on the mass, weight or total volume of the fluid, but on the density of the fluid (p), the acceleration of gravity (g) and the depth of the fluid (h). The hydrostatic pressure, therefore, is calculated from with the following formula:
Along with the hydrostatic pressure, the atmospheric pressure also exists in parallel, which is that which the atmosphere exerts on the fluid.