Absolute pressure at 2.5 m below the oil surface Date of Exam May 1994 Subject Hydraulics and Geotechnical Engineering Problem Determine the absolute pressure at 250 cm below the free surface of oil (specific gravity = 0.80) if the atmospheric pressure is 101 kPa. A. 136.25 kPa C. 120.62 kPa B. 125.42 kPa D. 134.54 kPa Answer Key Click here to show or hide the answer key [ C ] Solution Click here to expand or collapse this section $p_{abs} = p_{atm} + p_{gage}$ $p_{abs} = 101 + 9.81(0.80)(2.5)$ $p_{abs} = 120.62 ~ \text{kPa}$ ← answer Category Hydraulics Hydrostatic Pressure Absolute Pressure atmospheric pressure gage pressure Log in or register to post comments