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Unmounted specimens generally should have a surface area much awtm than required for measurement to facilitate leveling, if automatic image analysis is to be utilized, as described in Referenced Documents 2 2. This ideal range may not always be achievable depending upon the available magnification steps, and values outside this range may be used in such cases the number of fields measured axtm be changed to achieve the counting total described in 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.
Such a computation is easy to perform if the data can be read into a spreadsheet type computer program. Standards Subsctiption may be the perfect solution. Prior to automatic image analysis, the grain boundaries should be thinned and the etch pitting must be removed.
For such work, follow the counting rules described in Test Methods E The grain boundaries are reasonably well delineated. Methods based on the average grain area or the number of grains per unit area are directly related to the total length of grain edges per unit volume, LV.
A variety of approaches can be employed. A number in parentheses indicates the year of last reapproval.
All grains intersecting the test area border should be deleted from the image. Minor image astn would be required before measurement. Consequently, the imaging system must be kept clean.
However, because of the problems associated with counts at the ends of the test lines, this practice is not recommended unless half intercepts or intersections can be tallied separately. 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.
Detection of these features, particularly during measurement with an automatic image analyzer, will bias test results.
Detect the grain interiors in the manner described in If the document is revised or amended, you will be notified by email. Each micrograph should contain at least fifty whole grains, unless the grain size is extremely coarse. Precision and Bias If an excessively high number of grains are present in the image, measurement precision will be impaired.
Last previous edition approved in as E — 97 NOTE 2—There are other procedures for dealing with grains that intersect the test area border.
As the voice of the U. The grain boundary image can be thinned by erosion to delete any particles at the boundary and then this Copyright by ASTM Int’l all rights reserved ; Thu Jun 11 However, as with manual application of the Jeffries method, the tablet method also requires marking off of the grains in order to obtain an accurate count.
When counting grain boundary intersections, which is usually easier, a tangential intersection with a grain boundary is counted as one intersection.
Subjecting the specimen to a temper embrittlement cycle may enhance the etch response, but this treatment e13882 not helpful if the amounts of P, Sn, As, and Sb are very low. Measure the area of this grain, Amax, by selecting it with a light pen, mouse, or track ball.
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atm With an upright-type microscope, place the specimen on a slide and level the surface using clay or plasticene between the specimen and slide. Adjust the stage movement so that the interface between adjacent specimens is avoided, that is, is not in the field of measurement.
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. These equations can be entered into the computer program, or used with a hand calculator, to determine G. To avoid possible confusion, it may be advisable to list the test planes as subscripts, awtm example, Divide each area, Ai, by the magnification squared, M2, to obtain the true area of each group of counted grains per micrograph, Ati.
Repeat this process for a number of features in the image. Graphical data may be produced with either a printer or plotter, as desired. Grains intersecting the test area border must be deleted. A substantial percentage of the grain boundaries are not visible and the annealing twins are revealed.
Hence, the method is less efficient than the intercept procedures. The number of whole grains counted per micrograph is Ni. The microscopist moves the cursor across the tablet surface while watching the monitor to make the appropriate measurements.