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Significance and Use
Resistance to compression is the measure of the greatest strength of a ceramic material. Ideally, ceramics should be stressed this way in use. This test is a measure of the potential load-bearing usefulness of a ceramic.
1.1 This test method covers two test procedures (A and B) for the determination of the compressive strength of fired whiteware materials.
1.2 Procedure A is generally applicable to whiteware products of low- to moderately high-strength levels (up to 150 000 psi or 1030 MPa).
1.3 Procedure B is specifically devised for testing of high-strength ceramics (over 100 000 psi or 690 MPa).
1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of 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.
E4 Practices for Force Verification of Testing Machines
E6 Terminology Relating to Methods of Mechanical Testing
E165 Practice for Liquid Penetrant Examination for General Industry
ICS Number Code 81.060.20 (Ceramic products)
ASTM C773-88(2011), Standard Test Method for Compressive (Crushing) Strength of Fired Whiteware Materials, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2011, www.astm.orgBack to Top