EN 843-6:2009

Advanced technical ceramics - Mechanical properties of monolithic ceramics at room temperature - Part 6: Guidance for fractographic investigation

Publication date:   Apr 21, 2010

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90.93 Standard confirmed   Mar 17, 2020


CEN/TC 184 Advanced technical ceramics

European Norm

81.060.30   Advanced ceramics



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This Part of EN 843 contains guidelines to be adopted when evaluating the appearance of the fracture surface of an advanced technical ceramic. The purpose in undertaking this procedure can be various, for example, for material development or quality assessment, to identify normal or abnormal causes of failure, or as a design aid.
NOTE Not all advanced technical ceramics are amenable to fractography. In particular, coarse-grained ceramics can show such rough surfaces that identifying the fracture origin may be impossible. Similarly, porous materials, especially those of a granular nature, tend not to fracture in a continuous manner, making analysis difficult.

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CEN/TS 843-6:2004


EN 843-6:2009
90.93 Standard confirmed
Mar 17, 2020