Unit kP
Name kilopoise
Category Dynamic Viscosity
Details The unit kP (kilopoise) is a unit of dynamic viscosity in the field of fluid mechanics, which refers to the measure of a fluid's resistance to flow or deformation under an applied force. It describes the internal resistance of the fluid to deformation by shear stress or tensile stress.

1 kilopoise is equal to 1000 centipoise (cP). The more common SI unit for dynamic viscosity is the Pascal-second (Pa·s), where 1 kP is equal to 0.1 Pa·s.

In simple terms, the kilopoise (kP) unit represents the thickness or stickiness of a fluid and is used to quantify the fluid's resistance to flow. This information is significant for understanding how fluids behave under different conditions, such as temperature and pressure, as well as in designing equipment and processes that involve fluid flow.