Definition of Head and its Units | Kinetic Head | Potential Head | Pressure Head | Total headTuesday, May 10, 2011 17:28
Head : (H)
The total energy of the fluid particles per unit weight is known as head.
The unit of head is meter.
Following are different types of head.
- Kinetic Head :
Kinetic energy per unit weight of the fluid is known as kinetic head.
- Potential Head :
Potential head is the potential energy per unit weight.
Potential head = z
- Pressure Head :
It is the pressure energy per unit weight.
- Total Head :
The sum of all heads will be the total head.
T.H=v2/2g+ z + p/γ