Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Kinematic Viscosity

  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_6668

n (kinetic viscosity) The absolute (dynamic) viscosity of a fluid divided by the density of the fluid. The SI unit is m2/s, but the cgs unit, the stoke, which equals 10−4 m2/s, is still in wide use, as is its submultiple, the centistoke. (Goodwin JW, Goodwin J, Hughes RW (2000) Rheology for chemists. Royal Society of Chemistry, UK, August).

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA