compressional wave


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compressional wave

[kəm′presh·ən·əl ‚wāv]
(physics)
A disturbance traveling in an elastic medium; characterized by changes in volume and by particle motion parallel with the direction of wave movement. Also known as dilatational wave; irrotational wave; pressure wave; P wave.
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Alternatively, if dipole sonic logs are not available, we may use a prediction equation for estimating shear wave velocity from compressional wave velocity obtained from sonic log.
Prediction of the Shear Wave Velocity from Compressional Wave Velocity for Gachsaran Formation , Acta Geophysica (2014).
However affected by stratification or damage, the compressional wave velocity of a material can be highly influenced by the inhomogeneity of a target.
In fluids, these are transmitted via longitudinal compressional waves, where the particle motion is parallel to the direction of propagation.
6] Table 3: Compressional Wave Velocity at Different Water Saturation for N3.
The first, usually faster wave package is a compressional wave where the material oscillates in the same direction as the wave propagates.
Simultaneously with the AE measurements, the temperature inside the concrete cell was registered and the evolution in the compressional wave velocity during hardening was derived from the time of flight of an ultrasonic compressional pulse, which was sent through the sample every 10 minutes.
An early alert system works by detecting an earthquake's compressional waves - fast-moving, high-frequency waves that are imperceptible to humans.
The original ULVZ discovery had involved research on compressional waves, which cause vibrations backward and forward along the direction of motion.
1961, The velocity of compressional waves in rocks to 10 kilobars, Part II.
Due to the rapid thermal expansion of the material in the cylindrical volume, compressional waves or so-called P waves are produced.