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The computed ASTM grain sizes are 9.
Alternatively, a greater number of micrographs can be made and analyzed. These methods e132 based on certain rules to decide which grains that intersect the test area border are fully sized or not sized at all.
Aetm correction methods for nonuniform illumination may be used subsequently; however, these methods should not be used in lieu of proper microscope alignment and adjustment. Anisotropy indexes for the two perpendicular test orientations on the transverse and planar surfaces revealed values of 0.
Last previous edition approved in as E — 97 There may be other methods or alternate procedures that can produce acceptable results but they must be carefully evaluated before use see If you feel that your comments have not received a fair hearing you should make zstm views known to the ASTM Committee on Standards, at the address shown below.
It is assumed that when a number of fields are measured, the differences between the original measurement test area and the detected feature area plus the grain boundary area balance out.
Only the length of the test lines intersecting the grains of interest are measured and the average intercept length and standard deviation are determined as described in paragraphs Standards monitoring is a free service designed for you who wish to be alerted of changes to or new editions of the standards required in your work. Add to Alert PDF. If the degree of grain elongation is of interest, measure the average chord length parallel and perpendicular to the deformation direction in the same manner as described in Easily measured with a digitizing tablet; some image editing would be required for automatic image analysis.
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This procedure should aastm repeated on each of at least five photomicrographs or live microscope images, each randomly selected, until at least grain intercept lengths chords are measured. The final image of the grain boundaries should be thinned to a 1—2 pixel width, if possible, so that the perceived width of the grain boundaries does not significantly influence the measurement of grain intercept lengths or grain areas.
Vibrations, if excessive, must be isolated, particularly for automatic image analysis. However, to eliminate grain anisotropy effects non-equiaxed grainseither the image should be rotated using asgm prism to rotate the live 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.
The grain size measurement methods described in the following paragraphs are those known to produce results with acceptable precision and minimal bias. Round off the value of G to the nearest tenth unit. For example, if the number of counts for the first grid placement on micrograph one is significantly belowdrop the grid on a second region of the micrograph and repeat the measurement until qstm counts asrm obtained per micrograph.
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Take the micrographs at random, that is, without bias in the field selection, and prepare a sufficient number, at least five, to obtain adequate statistical precision. Also, minor deviations from equiaxed conditions may accentuate these differences. Round off the grain size number to the nearest tenth unit.
Generally, from five to twenty fields are adequate see the comments about the number of fields or measurements required for each type of measurement described in the following sections.
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The microscopist moves the cursor across the tablet surface while watching the monitor to make the appropriate measurements. Easily measured using a digitizing tablet and by automatic image analysis after a minor amount of image editing. 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.
Consequently, the imaging system must be kept clean. In general, it is difficult to reveal the prior-austenite grain boundaries to the level required for automatic image analysis, unless the image can be edited successfully prior to measurement, and measurements with a digitizing tablet may be preferable.
Size px x x x x If measurements were made on only a single plane, for example, the longitudinal plane, report that this was done and the nature of the test method, plus the statistical evaluation of the data. Monitoring Standards monitoring is a free service designed for you who wish to be alerted of changes to or new editions of the standards required in your work.
Use of a programmable stage prevents bias in field selection. The best possible sequence of specimen preparation and etching should be used before relying upon video techniques to further improve the image prior to detection. If five photomicrographs are used and one placement per photograph is insufficient to produce at least counts, repeat the measurements using different regions of the same photomicrographs.
Count only whole grains within a known astmm area.
Section 1 2 3 3. When using an eyepiece reticle, use of a single test circle, of diameter significantly asfm than the largest grain, is recommended to minimize operator fatigue. ASTM International takes no position respecting the validity of any patent rights asserted in connection with any item mentioned in this standard.
Prior to analysis, center the light source as described in the operating instructions for the microscope and adjust the field and aperture diaphragms for best image clarity.