# How to Calculate and Solve for Constant for Fluid | Mineral Processing

**Last Updated on May 17, 2024**

The image above represents constant for fluid. To calculate constant for fluid, two essential parameters are needed and these parameters are **Acceleration due to Gravity (g)** and **Fluid Viscosity (μ).**

**The formula for calculating constant for fluid:**

k_{1} = ^{g} / _{18μ}

Where:

k_{1} = Constant for Fluid

g = Acceleration due to Gravity

μ = Fluid Viscosity

Let’s solve an example;

Find the constant for fluid when the acceleration due to gravity is 24 and the fluid viscosity is 6.

This implies that;

g = Acceleration due to Gravity = 24

μ = Fluid Viscosity = 6

k_{1} = ^{g} / _{18μ}

So, k_{1} = ^{24} / _{18(6)}

k_{1} = ^{24} / _{108}

k_{1} = 0.22

Therefore, the **constant for fluid **is **0.22.**

**Calculating the Acceleration due to Gravity when the Constant for Fluid and the Fluid Viscosity are Given**

g = k_{1} x 18μ

Where:

g = Acceleration due to Gravity

k_{1} = Constant for Fluid

μ = Fluid Viscosity

Let’s solve an example;

Find the acceleration due to gravity when the constant for fluid is 10 and the fluid viscosity is 2.

This implies that;

k_{1} = Constant for Fluid = 10

μ = Fluid Viscosity = 2

g = k_{1} x 18μ

g = 10 x 18 (2)

That is, g = 10 x 36

g = 360

Therefore, the **acceleration due to gravity **is **360.**

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**Calculating the Fluid Viscosity when the Constant for Fluid and the Acceleration due to Gravity are Given**

μ = ^{g} / _{k1 x 18}

Where:

μ = Fluid Viscosity

k_{1} = Constant for Fluid

g = Acceleration due to Gravity

Let’s solve an example;

Find the fluid viscosity when the constant for fluid is 4 and the acceleration due to gravity is 54.

This implies that;

k_{1} = Constant for Fluid = 4

g = Acceleration due to Gravity = 54

μ = ^{g} / _{k1 x 18}

So, μ = ^{54} / _{4 x 18}

μ = ^{54} / _{72}

μ = 0.75

Therefore, the **fluid viscosity **is **0.75.**

**How to Calculate Constant for Fluid Using Nickzom Calculator**

Nickzom Calculator – **The Calculator Encyclopedia** is capable of calculating the constant for fluid.

To get the answer and workings of the constant for fluid using the **Nickzom Calculator – The Calculator Encyclopedia. **First, you need to obtain the app.

You can get this app via any of these means:

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You can also try the **demo **version via https://www.nickzom.org/calculator

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Once, you have obtained the calculator encyclopedia app, proceed to the **Calculator Map, **then click on **Materials and Metallurgical **under **Engineering****.**

Now, Click on **Mineral Processing **under **Materials and Metallurgical**

Now, Click on **Constant for Fluid **under **Mineral Processing**

The screenshot below displays the page or activity to enter your values, to get the answer for the constant for fluid according to the respective parameter which is the **Acceleration due to Gravity (g)** and **Fluid Viscosity (μ).**

Now, enter the values appropriately and accordingly for the parameters as required by the **Acceleration due to Gravity (g)** is **24** and **Fluid Viscosity (μ)** is **6**.

Finally, Click on Calculate

As you can see from the screenshot above, **Nickzom Calculator**– The Calculator Encyclopedia solves for the constant for fluid and presents the formula, workings and steps too.