Objective: Determine the dynamic viscosity of an aqueous solution of glycerine
Dynamic viscosity, the coefficient of proportionality between velocity gradient and sheer stress in a liquid, characterises how difficult it is for an object to flow through the liquid. This can be measured using a falling sphere viscosimeter of a type designed by Höppler. It is also possible to make temperature- independent measurements in conjunction with a circulation thermostat. Measurements are made in an experiment involving an aqueous solution of glycerine. This allows the way that viscosity depends on temperature to be described by the Andrade equation.