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Dynamic (Absolute) Viscosity - Converting Chart

Convert dynamic viscosity values between units like Poiseuille - Poise - centiPoise and more.

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Fluid viscosity is an important property in the analysis of liquid behavior and fluid motion near solid boundaries.

The viscosity is fluid resistance to shear or flow and is a measure of the adhesive (cohesive) or frictional properties of a fluid. The resistance is caused by inter-molecular friction exerted when layers of fluids attempts to slide by an other.

A Dynamic or Absolute Viscosity Units Converting Table

The table below can be used to convert between common dynamic or absolute viscosity units.

Dynamic (Absolute) Viscosity - Convert between Units
Convert from Multiply by
Convert to
Poiseuille
(Pa s)
Poise
(dyne s/cm2)
(g/cm s)
centipoise
(cP)
kg/m h kgf s/m2
Poiseuille
(Pa s)
1 10 103 3.63 103 0.102
Poise
(dyne s/cm2)
(g/cm s)
0.1 1 100 360 0.0102
centipoise (cP)
0.001 0.01 1 3.6 0.00012
kg/m h 2.78 10-4 0.00278 0.0278 1 2.83 10-5
kgf s/m2 9.81 98.1 9.81 103 3.53 104 1
lbf s/inch2 6.89 103 6.89 104 6.89 106 2.48 107 703
lbf s/ft2 47.9 479 4.79 104 1.72 105 0.0488
lbf h/ft2 1.72 105 1.72 106 1.72 108 6.21 108 1.76 104
lb/ft s 1.49 14.9 1.49 103 5.36 103 0.152
lb/ft h 4.13 10-4 0.00413 0.413 1.49 4.22 10-5
Dynamic (Absolute) Viscosity - Convert between Units
Convert from Multiply by
Convert to
lbf s/inch2 lbf s/ft2 lbf h/ft2 lb/ft s lb/ft h
Poiseuille
(Pa s)
1.45 10-4 0.0209 5.8 10-6 0.672 2.42 103
Poise
(dyne s/cm2)
(g/cm s)
1.45 10-5 0.00209 5.8 10-7 0.0672 242
centipoise (cP)
1.45 10-7 2.09 10-5 5.8 10-9 0.000672 2.42
kg/m h 4.03 10-8 5.8 10-6 1.61 10-9 0.000187 0.672
kgf s/m2 0.00142 20.5 5.69 10-5 6.59 2.37 104
lbf s/inch2 1 144 0.04 4.63 103 1.67 107
lbf s/ft2 0.00694 1 0.000278 32.2 1.16 105
lbf h/ft2 25 3.6 103 1 1.16 105 4.17 108
lb/ft s 0.000216 0.0311 8.63 10-6 1 3.6 103
lb/ft h 6 10-8 1.16 105 2.4 10-9 0.000278 1

Example - Converting Dynamic Viscosity from centipoise to lb/ft s

From the table above - to convert from centipoise (cP) to lb/ft s - centipoise must be multiplied with 0.000672.

10 centipoise can then be converted like

(10 centipoise) 0.000672 = 0.00672 lb/ft s

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