Enter the path length and the time of travel into the calculator to determine the concrete pulse velocity.

## Concrete Pulse Velocity Formula

The following equation is used to calculate the Concrete Pulse Velocity.

CPV = L / T

• Where CPV is the concrete pulse velocity (in/s)
• L is the path length (in)
• T is the time of travel (s)

## What is a Concrete Pulse Velocity?

Definition:

A concrete pulse velocity is a measure of the speed that ultrasonic waves travel through a piece of concrete. This velocity depends on elastic modulus, density, and integrity.

## How to Calculate Concrete Pulse Velocity?

Example Problem:

The following example outlines the steps and information needed to calculate Concrete Pulse Velocity.

First, determine the path length. In this example, the path length is found to be 5 inches.

Next, determine the time of travel. For this problem, the time of travel is found to be .02 seconds.

Finally, calculate the Concrete Pulse Velocity using the formula above:

CPV = L / T

CPV = 5/.02

CPV = 250 in/s