Speed of Sound in some common Solids

Velocity of sound in some common solids as aluminum, brass, concrete and ...

Speed of sound in normal air is 343 m/s. In water the speed is 1,433 m/s. Sound velocity in some common solids are indicated in the table below:

Medium Velocity
(m/s) (ft/s)
Aluminum,
shear - longitudinal wave
3100 - 6400 10200 - 21060
Beryllium 12890 42530
Brass 3475 11400
Brick 4176 13700
Concrete 3200 - 3600 10500 - 11800
Copper 4600 15180
Cork 366 - 518 1200 - 1700
Diamond 12000 39400
Glass 3962 13000
Glass, Pyrex 5640 18500
Gold 3240 10630
Granite 5950 19635
Hardwood 3962 13000
Iron 5130 16830
Lead 1158 3800
Lucite 2680 8790
Rubber, butyl 1830 6039
Rubber 40 - 150 130 - 492
Silver 3650 12045
Steel 6100 20000
Steel, stainless 5790 19107
Titanium 6070 20031
Water 1433 4700
Wood (hard) 3960 13000
Wood 3300 - 3600 10820 - 11810
  • 1 m/s = 3.6 km/h = 196.85 ft/min = 3.28 ft/s = 2.237 mph

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  • en: sound speed velocity solids
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  • de: Schallgeschwindigkeit Geschwindigkeitsfeststoffe

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