This work is the third in a series of seven monographs on the Characterization of High Temperature Materials under the general editorship of M. McLean. Prior volumes related to microstructural and chemical characterization. The present volume represents the proceedings of a December 1988 seminar, sponsored and organized by the Institute of Metals through its committees on Materials Science, Materials Engineering and Continuing Education. The targeted audience is the nonspecialist who needs to know what types of tests are available, how to select the test most appropriate for his purposes, and who needs to have an appreciation of the methods of determination and analysis of the data he uses and knowledge of the status of national and international standards. As the editor points out, while the emphasis is on high temperature materials, the techniques and principles are applicable to many different material classes, and not all tests relevant to high temperature materials are conducted at high temperatures.

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