Due to the very large number of tests offered, descriptions of those most commonly requested have been gathered into the following groups:

ASTM C1161 – Flexural Strength Testing of Advanced Ceramics

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ASTM C1161 testing covers the determination of flexural strength of advanced ceramic materials in either three-point or four-point loading. Touchstone has both semi-articulating and fully articulating three-point and four-point fixtures.

Properties determined by this test method are most commonly used for material development, quality control, characterization and design data purposes. This test method is intended to be used with ceramics which have a strength greater than 50 MPa.

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Reference: ASTM C1161 – Standard Test Method for Flexural Strength of Advanced Ceramics at Ambient Temperature

Reference: MIL-STD-1942 (MR) Flexural Strength of High Performance Ceramics at Ambient Temperature