Velocity Table

 

MATERIAL Velocity
(m/s)
Velocity
(in/µs)
Conversation
Factor
(relative to Steel)
Alnico 4900 0.193 0.828
Aluminium 6320 0.248 1.068
Antimony 3400 0.134 0.574
Beryllium 12000 0.472 2.027
Beryllium Copper 3900 0.154 0.659
Bismuth 2000 0.079 0.338
Brass (70% Cu) 4700 0.185 0.794
Cadmium 2700 0.106 0.456
Chromium 6850 0.269 1.157
Cobalt 4700 0.185 0.794
Copper 4700 0.185 0.794
Duraluminium 6320 0.248 1.068
Gold 3260 0.128 0.551
Inconel 5700 0.224 0.963
Indium 2560 0.101 0.432
Iridium 4700 0.185 0.794
Iron 5950 0.234 1.005
Iron (Grey Cast) 4600 0.181 0.777
Lead 2200 0.087 0.371
Magnesium 5770 0.227 0.975
Manganin 4660 0.183 0.787
Mercury 1400 0.055 0.236
Monel 5400 0.212 0.912
Nickel 5630 0.221 0.951
Palladium 3250 0.128 0.549
Phosphor Bronze 3530 0.138 0.596
Platinum 2800 0.110 0.473
Rhodium 4900 0.193 0.828
Silver 3600 0.141 0.608
Steel (Mild) 5920 0.233 1.000
Steel (Tool) 5870 0.231 0.992
Steel (Stainless 302) 5660 0.222 0.956
Tantalum 4000 0.157 0.676
Tin 3260 0.128 0.550
Tungsten 5460 0.214 0.992
Zinc 3400 0.134 0.574

Non metallic materials:

ABS 2020 0.079 0.341
Acrylic 2730 0.107 0.461
Epoxy 2500 0.090 0.422
Glass (Quartz) 5570 0.219 0.941
Glass (Soda-lime) 6000 0.236 1.014
Glass (Borosilicate) 5640 0.222 0.953
GRP (50% v/v) 3150 0.124 0.532
Nylon (Polyamide) 2620 0.103 0.443
Porcelain 5600 0.220 0.946