Kinematic Viscosity Table Chart of Liquids and Calculator

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Hydraulic and Pneumatic Knowledge

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

Dynamic Viscosity (Ns/m2)
Kinematic Viscosity (m2/s)
1.00 x 10-3
1.00 x 10-6
Sea Water
1.07 x 10-3
1.04 x 10-6
1.56 x 10-3
1.15 x 10-7
1.92 x 10-3
2.39 x 10-4
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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