
Definition of Hydrostatic head
1. Noun. The pressure at a given point in a liquid measured in terms of the vertical height of a column of the liquid needed to produce the same pressure.
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Literary usage of Hydrostatic head
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Manufacture of Pulp and Paper: A Textbook of Modern Pulp and Paper Mill by J. Newell Stephenson (1921)
"When water flows through a pipe under the influence of gravity only, the head
that induces the flow is the hydrostatic head measured by the difference of ..."
2. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1915)
"In such cases the hydrostatic head may be regarded either as the cause of the
pressure, applied in most cases downward through the overlying shale, ..."
3. Mining and Engineering: And Miner's Guide by Henry A. Gordon (1894)
"The height to which material can be lifted depends on the hydrostatic head on
the elevatingjet. It is found that the elevators will do efficient work in ..."
4. The Mechanics of Hoisting Machinery: Including Accumulators, Excavators, and by Julius Ludwig Weisbach, Gustav Herrmann (1907)
"Mech., the hydraulic head, at a point where the water flows with a velocity vy
is less than the hydrostatic head at v 2  va the same point by  ^—L, ..."
5. Fluidity and Plasticity: By Eugene C. Bingham by Eugene Cook Bingham (1922)
"Let the time of flow in the one direction fo, under the true pressure corrected
for hydrostatic head pL = p + h^p, be supposed to be less than the time tR ..."
6. Treatise on Hydraulics by Mansfield Merriman, Thaddeus Merriman (1916)
"Outside the pipe there can be no pressure, and if A be the hydrostatic head and
V the velocity, the equation gives h = V2/2g, ..."
7. Fluidity and Plasticty: By Eugene C. Bingham by Eugene Cook Bingham (1922)
"But since the hydrostatic head in the viscometer is really continually changing,
the true average pressure may not be zero under the above conditions, ..."