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 1960 - 2160 6430 - 7087
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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