Viscometry for Liquids

Calibration of Viscometers

  • S. V.¬†Gupta

Part of the Springer Series in Materials Science book series (SSMATERIALS, volume 194)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. S. V. Gupta
    Pages 1-17
  3. S. V. Gupta
    Pages 45-80
  4. S. V. Gupta
    Pages 107-136
  5. S. V. Gupta
    Pages 137-170
  6. S. V. Gupta
    Pages 171-196
  7. S. V. Gupta
    Pages 197-226
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 227-256

About this book


This book is written for scientists involved in the calibration of viscometers. A detailed description for stepping up procedures to establish the viscosity scale and obtaining sets of master viscometers is given in the book. Uncertainty considerations for standard oils of known viscosity are presented. The modern viscometers based on principles of  tuning fork, ultrasonic, PZT, plate waves, Love waves, micro-cantilever and vibration of optical fiber are discussed to inspire the reader to further research and to generate improved versions. The primary standard for viscosity is pure water. Measurements of its viscosity with accuracy/uncertainty achieved are described. The principles of rotational and oscillation viscometers are explained to enhance the knowledge in calibration work. Devices used for specific materials and viscosity in non SI units are discussed with respect to the need to correlate viscosity values obtained by various devices. The description of commercial viscometers meets the needs of the user.


Calibration of Viscometers Capillary Viscometers Kinematic Viscosity Scale Oscillating Viscometers Propagation of Uncertainty Rolling Ball Viscometer Rotational Viscometers Torsion Viscometer Water Viscosity

Authors and affiliations

  • S. V.¬†Gupta
    • 1
  1. 1.DelhiIndia

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-04857-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-04858-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0933-033X
  • Series Online ISSN 2196-2812
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