ASTM C885 - 87(2012)

    Standard Test Method for Young's Modulus of Refractory Shapes by Sonic Resonance

    Active Standard ASTM C885 | Developed by Subcommittee: C08.01

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.01


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    Significance and Use

    Young's modulus is a fundamental mechanical property of a material.

    This test method is used to determine the dynamic modulus of elasticity of rectangular shapes. Since the 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 process control, and for developing purchasing specifications.

    The fundamental assumption inherent in this test method is that a Poisson's ratio of 1/6 is typical for heterogeneous refractory materials. The actual Poisson's ratio may differ.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers a procedure for measuring the resonance frequency in the flexural (transverse) mode of vibration of rectangular refractory brick or rectangularly shaped monoliths at room temperature. Young's modulus is calculated from the resonance frequency of the shape, its mass (weight) and dimensions.

    1.2 UnitsThe values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

    1.2.1 Although the Hertz (Hz) is an SI unit, it is derived from seconds which is also an inch-pound unit.

    1.3 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.

    ASTM Standards

    C134 Test Methods for Size, Dimensional Measurements, and Bulk Density of Refractory Brick and Insulating Firebrick

    C215 Test Method for Fundamental Transverse, Longitudinal, and Torsional Resonant Frequencies of Concrete Specimens

    C623 Test Method for Youngs Modulus, Shear Modulus, and Poissons Ratio for Glass and Glass-Ceramics by Resonance

    C747 Test Method for Moduli of Elasticity and Fundamental Frequencies of Carbon and Graphite Materials by Sonic Resonance

    C848 Test Method for Youngs Modulus, Shear Modulus, and Poissons Ratio For Ceramic Whitewares by Resonance


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 81.080 (Refractories)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    DOI: 10.1520/C0885-87R07E01

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