wave velocity


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wave velocity

The speed at which a wave form advances across the sea, usually expressed in knots. See also wave.
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Figure 9 shows the variation of wave velocity, [v.sub.w] with the liquid flow rate, for three gas mass flow rates.
Increased brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity is associated with impaired endothelial function in patients with coronary artery disease.
A team of French researchers - led by Michael Delahousse and Michel Chaignon of Foch Hospital in Suresnes and Jean-Philippe Haymann of Tenon Hospital in Paris used a technique called cartoid-femoral pulse wave velocity to measure aortic stiffness in 74 patients who had received kidney transplants from deceased donors.
Keywords: Modeling, integrated flow, experimental, flow, petrophysical, data averaging, averaging techniques, elastic waves, elastic wave velocity, shear wave velocity.
The wave velocity profiles also showed that the 3-D model used in the SASW analysis is able to detect all the distinct layers of flexible pavement units.
When a longitudinal wave travels through a solid the displacement particles vector has the same direction with the wave velocity vector.
However, not only are mechanistic studies required but also population studies, for example, that relate pulse wave velocity to biomarkers of cadmium exposure.
Also, the average shear wave velocity up to 30m ([V.sub.S30]) is estimated which is used for site characterization.
They reveal a P wave velocity at the depth of 950m of 5.75 km/s.
It was found that the frequency spectra were essentially identical to plant spectra except that one had to use 240 cm/s instead of 96 cm/s for the wave velocity in order for the frequency distribution peaks to match (compare Figures 2 and 4).
This allows the surface wave velocity to be measured with high accuracy at wavelengths extending down to tens of microns.
The physical properties of diamond - very high thermal conductivity and very high surface wave velocity of propagation - make it a useful material for thermal and microwave applications.