1.1 This test method covers determination of the flexuralstrength of advanced ceramics at elevated temperatures. Four-point- 1/4 point and three-point loadings with prescribedspans are the standard. Rectangular specimens of prescribedcross-section are used with specified features in prescribedspecimen-fixture combinations.
1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as thestandard. The values given in parentheses are for informationonly.
1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safetyproblems, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibilityof the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety andhealth practices and determine the applicability of regulatorylimitations prior to use.