The ratio of the absolute viscosity of a liquid to its specific gravity at the temperature at which the viscosity is measured. Expressed in Stokes or Centistokes. Example: Viscosity, kinematic, cS @ 100F.....5.2
The relative tendency of fluids to resist flow. The value of the kinematic viscosity includes the effect of the density of the fluid. The kinematic viscosity is equal to the absolute viscosity divided by the density.
A coefficient defined as the ratio of the dynamic viscosity of a fluid to its density. The kinematic viscosity of most gases increases with increasing temperature and decreasing pressure. For dry air at 0Â°C, the kinematic viscosity is about 1.46Ã—10âˆ’5 m2 sâˆ’1. Common symbols for these variables are Î¼ for dynamic viscosity and Î½ for kinematic viscosity. List, R. J., 1951: Smithsonian Meteorological Tables, 6th rev. ed., 394â€“395.