Ceramics and refractories elastic moduli characterization

The brittleness of ceramic materials and the presence of aggregates are not obstacles for the elastic modulus measurement by Sonelastic® Systems. It does not apply static loads to perform the characterization of the elastic moduli, only small amplitude impulse excitation and vibration.

Samples of refractories and technical ceramics
Samples of refractories and technical ceramics ready for testing by Sonelastic® Systems.

Sonelastic® relies on the Impulse Excitation Technique for accurate and non-destructive characterization of elastic moduli (E, G and Poisson ratio) and damping of materials in accordance with the ASTM E1876, C1259 and C1548 standards. The characterization of both damping and elastic moduli reveals information about the presence and evolution of cracks, micro-cracks and defects in the material, as well as phase transformations.

Ceramic sample on the SB-AP support
Ceramic sample on the SB-AP support for small samples with accessories.


Sonelastic® Systems have a wide range of applications for ceramic and refractory materials:
- Design and monitoring of firing cycle.
- Quality control of post-firing.
- Detection of cracks, micro-cracks and delamination.
- Study of oxidation, corrosion and cooking process.
- Thermal shock damage assessment.
- Finite element modeling refinement.

Sonelastic® Systems are suitable for testing:

Sonelastic® systems at ICC7 - International Congress on Ceramics


We thank the ICC7 and 62° CBC participants for the visit to our booth to know the Sonelastic® Systems. The ICC7 occurred in Foz do Iguaçu between the 17th and June 21, 2018

Sonelastic® Catalog

Sonelastic® Catalog

Sonelastic items technical catalog.

Sonelastic® Brochure

Folder Sonelastic

Sonelastic® Systems are modular and customizable instruments for fast, precise and non-destructive elastic moduli and damping characterization of materials using the Impulse Excitation Technique.