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Significance and Use
The purpose of this guide is to report considerations, which should be included in testing nonstandard specimens that lie outside the constraints imposed on size/volume in existing ASTM standards for graphite (noting that there are some generic ASTM standards with no such constraints). These constraints may be real or may be an artifact of the round-robin test program that supported the standard. It is the responsibility of the user to demonstrate that the application of a standard outside any specified constraints is valid and reasonably provides properties of the bulk material from which the nonstandard specimen was extracted.
1.1 This guide covers best practice for properties measurements on small (nonstandard) graphite specimens and requirements for representing properties of the bulk material. This guide is aimed specifically at measurements required on nuclear graphites, where there may be constraints on the geometry or volume of the test specimen, or both.
1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.
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.
C559 Test Method for Bulk Density by Physical Measurements of Manufactured Carbon and Graphite Articles
C565 Test Methods for Tension Testing of Carbon and Graphite Mechanical Materials
C611 Test Method for Electrical Resistivity of Manufactured Carbon and Graphite Articles at Room Temperature
C651 Test Method for Flexural Strength of Manufactured Carbon and Graphite Articles Using Four-Point Loading at Room Temperature
C695 Test Method for Compressive Strength of Carbon and Graphite
C714 Test Method for Thermal Diffusivity of Carbon and Graphite by Thermal Pulse Method
C747 Test Method for Moduli of Elasticity and Fundamental Frequencies of Carbon and Graphite Materials by Sonic Resonance
C748 Test Method for Rockwell Hardness of Graphite Materials
C749 Test Method for Tensile Stress-Strain of Carbon and Graphite
C769 Test Method for Sonic Velocity in Manufactured Carbon and Graphite Materials for Use in Obtaining Youngs Modulus
C781 Practice for Testing Graphite and Boronated Graphite Materials for High-Temperature Gas-Cooled Nuclear Reactor Components
C886 Test Method for Scleroscope Hardness Testing of Carbon and Graphite Materials
C1161 Test Method for Flexural Strength of Advanced Ceramics at Ambient Temperature
C1259 Test Method for Dynamic Youngs Modulus, Shear Modulus, and Poissons Ratio for Advanced Ceramics by Impulse Excitation of Vibration
E228 Test Method for Linear Thermal Expansion of Solid Materials With a Push-Rod Dilatometer
E1461 Test Method for Thermal Diffusivity by the Flash Method
ICS Number Code 59.100.20 (Carbon materials)
UNSPSC Code 11101507(Graphite)