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Viscosity

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Author(s)

Robert F. Berg

Abstract

This article summarizes the role of viscosity in describing the properties and flow of fluids. Its measurement, dependences on temperature and density, and deviations from Newtonian behavior are discussed. Example plots and a bibliography are included.
Citation
Encyclopedia of Physics

Keywords

Andrade equation, Chapman-Enskog, Couette flow, Navier-Stokes equation, viscosity measurement

Citation

Berg, R. (2005), Viscosity, Encyclopedia of Physics (Accessed May 26, 2024)

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Created November 30, 2005, Updated September 27, 2011