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A value is converted to an average nearest tenth unit. ASTM International takes no position respecting the validity of any patent rights asserted in connection with any item mentioned in this standard.
Annex A1 provides information concerning the measurement of grain size and grain anisotropy for non-equiaxed grain structures. All grains intersecting the test area border must be deleted from the image see Table 1.
Adjust the stage movement so that the interface e13382 adjacent specimens is avoided, that is, is not in the? The grain structure is nearly completely revealed without the twin boundaries.
ASTM E1382 – 97(2015)
Test Methods E and Ref 1 3 list many suitable etchants. Excessively deep etching with such etchants to bring out the fainter boundaries should not be done because deep etching creates excessive relief deviation from planar conditions and will bias certain measurements, particularly grain intercept lengths and grain areas, performed by automatic image analysis and also measurements made with a digitizing tablet.
The measurement area, Ati, is then determined by combining the grain boundary and grain interior images, if the number of grains per unit area is to be determined. With an upright-type microscope, place the specimen on a slide and level the surface using clay or plasticene between the specimen and slide. The cementite grain boundary?
The faint annealing twins would interfere with automatic image analysis but not measurement with a digitizing tablet. If the anisotropy index, or other descriptions of the grain shape, was determined see Annex A1report the value s for the plane or planes, or directions evaluated.
For example, for optically anisotropic materials that are difficult to etch, crossed polarized light may be required to observe the grain structure.
Specimens must be carefully cleaned and dried after polishing. If directed test lines were used on one, two or three planes, determine the mean of the measurements and any desired anisotropy ratios.
Such techniques may be employed if the operator can demonstrate their reliability. Hence, the method is less efficient than the intercept procedures.
If an excessively high number of s1382 are present in the image, measurement precision will be impaired. Measure the area of this grain, Amax, by selecting it with a light pen, mouse, or track ball. High levels of humidity must be avoided as staining of specimen surfaces may occur during, or before, analysis. It should be recognized that slight differences in grain size ratings may be obtained using different methods because different aspects of the grain structure are being assessed. The grain structure is well revealed but the annealing twins would prohibit use of an automatic image analyzer, but not a digitizing tablet.
In such cases, the grain size must be measured on the three principal planes and averaged as described in Annex A1. These equations measured parameters: A reasonable estimate of the grain size may be obtained by measurements made on the longitudinal plane only, depending upon the manner in which the grain shape has been distorted. The standard deviations for the measurements on each speci? The grain structure was measured on each? However, if the grains exhibit anisotropy, that is, they are not equiaxed, the image must be either rotated using a prism to rotate the live video image, or the digitized image can be rotated in memory, or scan lines of several orientations may be used, depending upon the capabilities of the image analyzer used.
Definitions of Terms Specific to This Standard. With an inverted-type microscope, simply place the specimen face down on the stage plate and hold it in place with the stage clamps. L value is converted to a lineal 9.
In general, it is difficult to reveal the prior-austenite grain boundaries to the level required for automatic image analysis, unless the image can e132 edited successfully prior to measurement, and measurements with a digitizing tablet may be preferable. These methods are based on certain rules to decide which grains that intersect e382 test area border are fully sized or not sized at all. For each of the three principle test planes, three directions perpendicular to those shown in Fig.
These features should be removed from the? The grain interiors are detected as described in Measure entire area of the largest observed grain section.