Transverse wave velocity (shear wave)

Description

A transverse (shear) wave is a moving wave that consists of oscillations occurring perpendicular (or right angled) to the direction of energy transfer. For transverse waves in matter the oscillation of the medium is perpendicular to the direction of propagation of the wave.

Related formulas

Variables

vsTransverse wave velocity (m/s)
EYoung's modulus (kg/m*s2)
ρDensity (kg/m3)
vPoisson's ratio (dimensionless)