# Hydrostatic Force on a Curved Surface

There are also some cases where the hydrostatic force on a curved surface is of interest. To calculate the hydrostatic force on a curved surface refer to the equations below.

(Eq 1)  $F_R=\sqrt{F_H^2+F_v^2}$

(Eq 2)  $F_H=F_2$

(Eq 3)  $F_v=F_1+W$

(Eq 4)  $F_2=γh_cA$

(Eq 5)  $W=γV$

F1 in equation 3 represents the force above the curve.