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Speed of Sound in common Solids

Speed of sound in some common solids - like aluminum, brass, concrete and ...

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Speed of sound in normal air is 343 m/s. In water the speed of sound is 1433 m/s. Sound velocity in some common solids are indicated in the table below:

MediumVelocity(m/s)
Aluminum,
shear - longitudinal wave
3040 - 6420
Beryllium 12890
Brass 3500 - 4700
Brick 3600 - 4200
Concrete 3200 - 3700
Copper 3560 - 3900
Cork 366 - 518
Diamond 12000
Glass 3950 - 5000
Glass, Pyrex 5640
Gold 3240
Granite 5950
Iron 3850 - 5130
Lead 1160 - 1320
Lucite 2680
Rubber, butyl 1830
Rubber 40 - 150
Silver 3650
Steel 4880 - 5050
Steel, stainless 5790
Titanium 6070
Wood (hard) 3960
Wood 3300 - 5000
  • 1 m/s = 3.6 km/h = 196.85 ft/min = 3.28 ft/s = 2.237 mph
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