6. Hydrostatics

  1. Kaplan S. Basniev1,
  2. Nikolay M. Dmitriev1 and
  3. George V. Chilingar2

Published Online: 26 OCT 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118533628.ch6

Mechanics of Fluid Flow

Mechanics of Fluid Flow

How to Cite

Basniev, K. S., Dmitriev, N. M. and Chilingar, G. V. (2012) Hydrostatics, in Mechanics of Fluid Flow, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118533628.ch6

Author Information

  1. 1

    Gubkin State University of Oil and Gas, Russia

  2. 2

    University of Southern California, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 OCT 2012
  2. Published Print: 8 OCT 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118385067

Online ISBN: 9781118533628



  • hydrostatics;
  • gas equilibrium equations;
  • gravitational field;
  • static pressure;
  • buoyancy theory


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Liquids and Gas Equilibrium Equations

  • Equilibrium of a Liquid in the Gravitational Field

  • Relative Quiescence of Fluid

  • Static Pressure of Liquid on Firm Surfaces

  • Elements of Buoyancy Theory