Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Fluid Dynamics

Velocity head is a length dimension as a measure of the kinetic energy of a flowing fluid.

$$\large{ \Delta h = \frac{u^2}{2 \; g} }$$

Where:

$$\large{ \Delta h }$$ = velocity head (head loss of flowing fluid)

$$\large{ u }$$ = fluid velocity

$$\large{ g }$$ = gravitational acceleration