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Hoffelner Johann
Hoffelner Johann
09:37 Jan-17-2000
Sound speed of liquid zinc

Hi,
I am searching for the sound speed of liquid zinc. (Temperature
approx. 450°C) The density of the zinc at this temperature
is available (approx. 6557kg/m^3). So only the compression module
would be needed for the calculation of the soundspeed.
Further, how could I do the speed measurements myself?
I have a small steeltank, where I could melt the zinc. My problem
is the coupling to the tank without destroying the transducer.
Every idea is appreciated.
Thank yor for your answers.
Johann Hoffelner


    
 
 
Dave Stubbs
Dave Stubbs
06:30 Mar-27-2000
Re: Sound speed of liquid zinc
Mr. Hoffelner,
We have developed an ultrasonic transducer that operates without damage at temperatures as high as 900C. We have briefly tested the transducer in molten aluminum (up to 750C). Some information on the transducer can be found in the article at:
http:// www2.tms.org/pubs/journals/JOM/9609/Stubbs-9609.html


: Hi,
: I am searching for the sound speed of liquid zinc. (Temperature
: approx. 450°C) The density of the zinc at this temperature
: is available (approx. 6557kg/m^3). So only the compression module
: would be needed for the calculation of the soundspeed.
: Further, how could I do the speed measurements myself?
: I have a small steeltank, where I could melt the zinc. My problem
: is the coupling to the tank without destroying the transducer.
: Every idea is appreciated.
: Thank yor for your answers.
: Johann Hoffelner




    
 
 

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