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Kinematic viscosity

Kinematic viscosity measures resistance to flow of a fluid or "thikness" of a fluid. In the SI-system the theoretical unit is m2/s or commonly used Stoke: 1 St = 10-4 m2/s. Most common measurement unit for kinematic viscosity is centiStokes (cSt): 1 St = 100 cSt, 1 cSt = 10-6 m2/s

Kinematic viscosity is dependent on temperature. For liquids it usually decreases with increase in temperature whereas for gas it increases.

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Common units

Attostokes aSt 1 1000
Femtostokes fSt 0.001 1
Picostokes pSt 10-6 0.001
Nanostokes nSt 10-9 10-6
Microstokes µSt 10-12 10-9
Millistokes mSt 10-15 10-14
Centistokes cSt 10-16 10-15
Decistokes dSt 10-17 10-16
Stokes St 10-18 10-15
Decastokes daSt 10-19 10-16
Hectostokes hSt 10-20 10-17
Kilostokes kSt 10-21 10-18
Megastokes MSt 10-24 10-21
Gigastokes GSt 10-27 10-24
Terastokes TSt 10-30 10-27
Petastokes PSt 10-33 10-30
Exastokes ESt 10-36 10-33

SI derived

Square millimetre per second mm2/s 10-20 10-17
Square millimetre per minute 1.6667×10-22 1.6667×10-19
Square centimetre per second cm2/s 10-18 10-15
Square centimetre per minute 1.6667×10-20 1.6667×10-17
Square centimetre per hour cm2/h 2.7778×10-22 2.7778×10-19
Square metre per second m2/s 10-16 10-11
Square metre per minute 1.6667×10-16 1.6667×10-13
Square metre per hour m2/h 2.7778×10-18 2.7778×10-15

U.S./Imperial derived

Square inch per second in2/s 6.4516×10-18 6.4516×10-15
Square inch per minute 1.0753×10-19 1.0753×10-16
Square inch per hour in2/h 1.7921×10-21 1.7921×10-18
Square foot per second ft2/s 9.2903×10-16 9.2903×10-13
Square foot per minute 1.5484×10-17 1.5484×10-14
Square foot per hour ft2/h 2.5806×10-19 2.5806×10-16

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