Kinematic Viscosity Table Chart of Liquids and Calculator

Kinematic Viscosity The ratio of the absolute viscosity of a liquid to its density frequently occurs in the study of viscosity and hydraulics and the term "kinematic viscosity" with the symbol V has been assigned to it where p is the density. In the metric system, the unit of kinematic viscosity is the square centimeter per second or the stoke. The centistoke (one hundredth of a stoke) is more generally used. The kinematic viscosity of a liquid can be looked upon as the liquid's resistance to flow under its own gravity head.

ν = η/ρ

Units for Kinematic Viscosity:

ft2 / s
mm2 / s
m2 / s

 Fluid Dynamic Viscosity (Ns/m2) Kinematic Viscosity (m2/s) Water 1.00 x 10-3 1.00 x 10-6 Sea Water 1.07 x 10-3 1.04 x 10-6 Mercury 1.56 x 10-3 1.15 x 10-7 Kerosene 1.92 x 10-3 2.39 x 10-4 Air 1.80 x 10-5 1.494 x 10-5 Carbon Dioxide 1.48 x 10-5 0.804 x 10-5

The following table defines the average Kinematic Viscosity for selected liquid fluids. The data shown yellow can be changes to recallate the selected variables.

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