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Fluid Physical Properties and Constants

The following table provides information about physical properties of fluids that occur most frequently in
fluid mechanics and hydraulics instructional applications. Physical properties are listed in alphabetical order.
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Physical Property Information Source Observations
Compressibility (isothermal)
– common liquids
Bolz and Tuve (1970)
Table
Conductivity
(air, water, and other fluids)
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Density
– air, water, and other fluids
– various solids
– common liquids
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Bolz and Tuve (1970)
Bolz and Tuve (1970)
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Table
Friction Factor (Moody diagram) Roberson and Crowe (1993) Diagram
Prandtl Number
(air, water, and other fluids)
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Relative Roughness Roberson and Crowe (1993) Diagram
Roughness Coefficient (Manning) Chow (1959) Table
Specific Heat
– air, water, and other fluids
– common liquids
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Bolz and Tuve (1970)
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Sound Speed
(various materials)
White (1986) Table
Standard Atmosphere Bolz and Tuve (1970) Table
Surface Tension
water
– common liquids
Bolz and Tuve (1970)
Bolz and Tuve (1970)
Table
Table
Thermal Conductivities
– air, water, and other fluids
– metals and alloys
– common liquids
Bolz and Tuve (1970)
Bolz and Tuve (1970)
Bolz and Tuve (1970)
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Table
Table
Thermal Diffusion
(air, water, and other fluids)
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Thermal Expansion Coefficient
-air, water, and other fluids
– metals and alloys
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Bolz and Tuve (1970)
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Vapor Pressure
(water and other liquids)
Streeter (1961) Table
Viscosity (kinematic and dynamic)
– air, water, and other fluids
– common liquids
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Physical Constants http://www.omnis.demon.co.uk/conversn/constant.htm Table

 

References:
–  Bolz, R.E. and Tuve, G.L. (Editors) (1970). Handbook of Tables for Applied Engineering Science, The Chemical Rubber Co., Cleveland, Ohio
–  Chow V.T. (1959). Open-Channel Hydraulics, McGraw-Hill Book Company, New York, N.Y.
–   Roberson, J.A. and Crowe, C.T. (1993). Engineering Fluid Mechanics, Fifth edition, Houghton Mifflin, Boston, Mass.
–   Streeter, V.L. (Editor) (1961). Handbook of Fluid Dynamics, McGraw-Hill Book Company, New York, N.Y.
–   White, F.M. (1986). Fluid Mechanics, Second edition, McGraw-Hill, Inc., New York, N.Y.

 

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