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elastic wave

noun, Physics.
a wave propagated by the elastic deformation of a medium.
Origin of elastic wave
1930-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Predictions are made for the final crustal model and are thus constrained by elastic wave propagation theory.
  • For wave phenomena in solids, the wave equation is usually referred to as elastic wave equation.
  • They applied this theory for elastic wave velocities in gas hydrate-bearing sediments by replacing ice with gas hydrate.
  • The former is based on principles of structural dynamics while the latter on elastic wave propagation theory.

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