ASTM D7775 - 11e1

    Standard Guide for Measurements on Small Graphite Specimens

    Active Standard ASTM D7775 | Developed by Subcommittee: D02.F0

    Book of Standards Volume: 05.05


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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. Scope

    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.

    ASTM Standards

    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 Code

    ICS Number Code 59.100.20 (Carbon materials)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 11101507(Graphite)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/D7775-11E01

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    Citation Format

    ASTM D7775-11e1, Standard Guide for Measurements on Small Graphite Specimens, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2011, www.astm.org

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