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ASTM E112 – Standard Test Methods for Determining Average Grain Size


These test methods cover the measurement of average grain size and include the comparison procedure, the planimetric (or Jeffries) procedure, and the intercept procedures.

These test methods may also be applied to nonmetallic materials with structures having appearances similar to those of the metallic structures shown in the comparison charts.

These test methods apply chiefly to single phase grain structures but they can be applied to determine the average size of a particular type of grain structure in a multiphase or multiconstituent specimen.


average grain size; comparison procedure; planimetric procedure; Jeffries procedure; intercept procedures