What happens when vibrations pass between bodies of water?

  • 1 Replies

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.


Offline thedoc

  • Forum Admin
  • Administrator
  • Sr. Member
  • *****
  • 513
    • View Profile
Gabrielle asked the Naked Scientists:
If a body of fluid is sat next to, or on top of, another body of fluid so that they are in contact with each other (for instance, two bags filled with water; one placed on top of the other), then any movement, or vibration, occurring in one of the bodies of fluid will "pass" to the other body of fluid. The movement or vibration travels via the fluid/liquid

Some years ago, a physics graduate told me the name of this process/phenomenon, but I've forgotten. Thought you might know it, or perhaps you are able to find out.

Many thanks for a very useful website.
What do you think?
« Last Edit: 04/06/2014 22:30:02 by _system »


Offline yor_on

  • Naked Science Forum GOD!
  • *******
  • 12188
  • (Ah, yes:) *a table is always good to hide under*
    • View Profile
"BOMB DISPOSAL EXPERT. If you see me running, try to keep up."