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Significance and Use
This test method is used to determine the sonic velocity and approximate Young's modulus of refractory shapes at room temperature. Since this test is nondestructive, specimens may be used for other tests as desired.
This test method is useful for research and development, engineering application and design, manufacturing quality and process control, and for developing purchasing specifications.
1.1 This test method describes a procedure for measuring the sonic velocity in refractory materials at room temperature. The sonic velocity can be used to obtain an approximate value for Young's modulus.
1.2 The sonic velocity may be measured through the length, thickness, and width of the specimen.
1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.
1.4 This standard does not purport to address the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
C134 Test Methods for Size, Dimensional Measurements, and Bulk Density of Refractory Brick and Insulating Firebrick
C179 Test Method for Drying and Firing Linear Change of Refractory Plastic and Ramming Mix Specimens
C769 Test Method for Sonic Velocity in Manufactured Carbon and Graphite Materials for Use in Obtaining Youngs Modulus
C885 Test Method for Youngs Modulus of Refractory Shapes by Sonic Resonance
E177 Practice for Use of the Terms Precision and Bias in ASTM Test Methods
E691 Practice for Conducting an Interlaboratory Study to Determine the Precision of a Test Method
ICS Number Code 81.080 (Refractories)