ASTM C1331 - 18

    Standard Practice for Measuring Ultrasonic Velocity in Advanced Ceramics with Broadband Pulse-Echo Cross-Correlation Method

    Active Standard ASTM C1331 | Developed by Subcommittee: E07.06

    Book of Standards Volume: 03.03


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    Significance and Use

    4.1 The velocity measurements described in this practice may be used to characterize material variations that affect mechanical or physical properties. This procedure is useful for measuring variations in microstructural features such as grain structure, pore fractions, and density variations in monolithic ceramics.

    4.2 Velocity measurements described herein can assess subtle variations in porosity within a given material or component, as, for example, in ceramic superconductors and structural ceramic specimens (2, 3).

    4.3 In addition to ceramics and ceramic composites, the velocity measurements described herein may be applied to polycrystalline and single crystal metals, metal matrix composites, and polymer matrix composites.

    4.4 An alternative technique for velocity measurement is given in Practice E494.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice describes a procedure for measurement of ultrasonic velocity in structural engineering solids such as monolithic ceramics, toughened ceramics, and ceramic matrix composites.

    1.2 This practice is based on the broadband pulse-echo contact ultrasonic method. The procedure involves a computer-implemented, frequency-domain method for precise measurement of time delays between pairs of echoes returned by the back surface of a test sample or part.

    1.3 This practice describes a procedure for using a digital cross-correlation algorithm for velocity measurement. The cross-correlation function yields a time delay between any two echo waveforms (1).2

    1.4 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASNT Documents

    ANSI/ASNT CP-189 Standard for Qualification and Certification of Nondestructive Testing Personnel

    ISO Document

    ISO 9712 Non-destrtuctive TestingQualification and Certification of NDT Personnel Available from International Organization for Standardization (ISO), ISO Central Secretariat, BIBC II, Chemin de Blandonnet 8, CP 401, 1214 Vernier, Geneva, Switzerland, http://www.iso.org.

    ASTM Standards

    B311 Test Method for Density of Powder Metallurgy (PM) Materials Containing Less Than Two Percent Porosity

    C373 Test Methods for Determination of Water Absorption and Associated Properties by Vacuum Method for Pressed Ceramic Tiles and Glass Tiles and Boil Method for Extruded Ceramic Tiles and Non-tile Fired Ceramic Whiteware Products

    E494 Practice for Measuring Ultrasonic Velocity in Materials

    E543 Specification for Agencies Performing Nondestructive Testing

    E1316 Terminology for Nondestructive Examinations

    Aerospace Industries Association Document

    NAS 410


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 81.060.30 (Advanced ceramics)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


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    DOI: 10.1520/C1331-18

    Citation Format

    ASTM C1331-18, Standard Practice for Measuring Ultrasonic Velocity in Advanced Ceramics with Broadband Pulse-Echo Cross-Correlation Method, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2018, www.astm.org

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