Viscosity is an important property of a fluid and by this property fluid’s resistance of flow is measured. In other words, viscosity is a quantification of resistance of fluid to gradual deformation by shear stress. So, by this property shear stress in a fluid and angular rate of deformation are correlated. The resistance in a fluid is offered by intermolecular friction applied while layers of fluid slide by one another. Highly viscous fluid resist its flow and low viscous fluid like gas flows easily.
Purpose of this lab experiment was to quantity viscosity, shear stress, strain Continue reading...