Fluid Characteristics and Viscosity


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Fluid Characteristics and Viscosity
Fluid Characteristics and ViscosityA fluid is defined as a substance that deforms continuously under application of a shearing stress, regardless of how small the stress is. Blood is a primary example of a biological fluid. To study the behavior of materials that act as fluids, it is useful to define a number of important fluid properties, which include density, specific weight, specific gravity, and viscosity.Density is defined as the mass per unit volume of a substance and is denoted by the Greek character ρ (rho). The SI units for ρ are kg/m3, and the approximate density of blood is 1060 kg/m3. Blood is slightly denser than water…
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Lee Waite, Ph.D., P.E.; Jerry Fine, Ph.D.: Applied Biofluid Mechanics, Second Edition. Fluid Characteristics and Viscosity, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2017), AccessEngineering Export