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Dynamic viscosity

Unit Name Symbol SI Equivalent
centipoise
cP, cPo 1x10-3 Pa-s
dyne second per square centimeter
dyn-s/cm2 0.1 Pa-s
gram force second per square centimeter
gf-s/cm2 98.0665 Pa-s
gram per centimeter per second
g/cm-s 0.1 Pa-s
kilogram force second per square meter
kgf-s/m2 9.80665 Pa-s
kilogram per meter per second
kg/m-s 1 Pa-s
newton second per square meter
N-s/m2 1 Pa-s
pascal second
Pa-s 1 Pa-s
poise
P, Po 0.1 Pa-s
poiseuille
  1 Pa-s
pound force second per square foot
lbf-s/ft2 47.8803 Pa-s
pound mass per foot second
lbm/ft-s 1.48816 Pa-s
pound mass per inch second
lbm/in-s 17.858 Pa-s
reynolds (reyns)
reyns (reyn) 6894.76 Pa-s
slug per foot second
slug/ft-s 47.8803 Pa-s
slug per inch second
slug/in-s 574.563 Pa-s

Kinematic viscosity

Unit Name Symbol SI Equivalent
centistokes
cSt 1x10-6 m2/s
square centimeter per second
cm2/s 1x10-4 m2/s
square foot per hour
ft2/h 2.58064x10-5 m2/s
square foot per second
ft2/s 9.2903x10-2 m2/s
square inch per hour
in2/h 1.79211x10-7 m2/s
square inch per second
in2/s 6.4516x10-4 m2/s
square meter per hour
m2/h 2.77778x10-4 m2/s
square meter per second
m2/s 1 m2/s
stokes
St 1x10-4 m2/s