Image analysis software for determining average grain size as per ASTM E and E standards. Edition: 97 (). Supersedes: ASTM E() Alert Withdrawn. Number of pages: Price: NOK 1 ,00 (excl. VAT) NOK 1 ,75 (with VAT). ASTM – Epdf. January 29, | Author: Gowtham Vishvakarma | Category: Micrograph, Heat Treating, Microscope, Optics, Materials Science.

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Moderate image editing is required. Grains intersecting the test area border do not need to be deleted.

A variety of approaches can be employed. A number in parentheses indicates the year of last reapproval.

Specimens must be carefully cleaned and dried after polishing. 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 simplest is to fix w1382 photograph usually an astmm to the tablet surface and place a suitable grid over the photograph placement done without biastape down the corners of the grid, and use the cursor, fitted with fine cross hairs, to measure the appropriate features. The grain boundaries of e13882 single phase microstruc- ture are detected in the manner described in There may be other possible methods, or other equivalent procedures, that can be used to measure grain size.

NOK 1 ,00 excl. To avoid problems with adherent tissue paper, follow the alternate leveling procedure described in Practice E Procedure section. On each micrograph, mark off or number each grain fully within the borders of the print. These features must be eliminated from the image before automatic image analysis is conducted. For manual stage movement, move the x- and y-stage controls without looking at the image.

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If the test line should intersect a junction between four grains, which occurs rarely, count this intersection twice, that is, as 2 intersections. However, the presence of an equiaxed grain structure in a wrought specimen can only be determined by examination of a plane of polish parallel to the deformation axis. If the grain structure is not equiaxed aztm elongated, then grain size measurements asmt specimens with different orientations will vary.

This standard is also available to be included in Standards Subscriptions. All scratches and smearing must be removed, although very fine scratches from the final polishing step can usually be tolerated. If you feel that your comments have not received a fair hearing you should make your views known to the ASTM Committee on Standards, at the address shown below.


Methods based on the mean intercept length or the number of grain boundary intersections per unit length are directly related to the grain boundary surface area per unit volume, SV. The number of intersections of the grain boundaries by the scan lines is determined.

Guidelines and recommended practices are given in Practice E3. The presence of twin boundaries can be tolerated when semiautomatic digitizing tablets are utilized but measurement errors are more likely to occur. ASTM International takes no position respecting the validity of any patent rights asserted in connection with any item mentioned in this standard. M 4 for three concentric circles of diameter d1, d2, and d3 and magnification M.

Although any size circle can be used, as long as the circle is larger than the largest grain in the field, relatively small wstm are not recommended as the efficiency of the analysis is impaired.

Round off the grain size number to e132 nearest tenth unit. Take the micrographs at random, that is, without bias in the field selection, and prepare a aztm number, at least five, to obtain adequate statistical precision. To minimize operator fatigue, and to ensure measurement accuracy, the smallest grain on the photomicrograph should be about 5 mm in diameter. If this cannot be done, count every other triple point intersection twice.

This ideal range may not always be achievable depending upon the available magnification steps, asttm values outside this range may be used in such cases the number of fields measured should be changed to achieve the counting total described in If the histogram reveals a duplex condition, calculate s for the intercepts within each region of the distribution curve.

Add to Alert PDF. Digital correction methods for nonuniform illumination may be used w1382 however, these methods should not be used in lieu of proper microscope alignment and adjustment.

Store the areas of each grain in memory. Hence, because these methods are based upon two different geometrical characteristics of the grain structure, minor grain size differences may result when the planar grain size is determined using methods based on LV vs. For counting grain boundary intersections or grains intercepted, a circular test grid, such as described in Test Methods E, may be used. Alternatively, determine the degree of enlargement by comparing the size of features on the enlargement to their size on the contact print.


This measurement can be performed using field averages, as described in paragraphs NOTE 2—There are other procedures for dealing with grains that intersect the test area border. You may delete a document from your Alert Profile at any time.

The final image of the grain boundaries should be thinned asrm a 1—2 pixel width, if possible, so that aetm perceived width of the grain boundaries does not significantly influence the measurement of grain intercept lengths or grain areas. Then, make enlargements of the grain structure images using the same enlarger setting. Calibration and Standardization Methods based on the average grain area or the number of grains per unit area are directly related e1832 the total length of grain edges per unit volume, LV.

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Adtm the grains are equiaxed, measurements using any orientation for the chords is acceptable. The grain structure is too poorly revealed for successful image editing. Referenced Documents 2 2. This image can be inverted reverse detected and non-detected pixels to produce the grain boundaries within the measurement field after the grains intersecting the test area border have been deleted.

If you need to be able to add standards f1382 the monitoring service, you must register as a user with your own username and password. 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.

This procedure is useful for showing the overall mean shape of the grains but does not give size information. Because of the need to mark off the grains as they are counted, this method is best utilized with photomicrographs. Alternatively, the three mean lineal intercept lengths can be normalized divide each by the value of the smallest and the results expressed as ratios, as shown below.

For such work, follow the counting rules described in Test Methods E