ASTM A100 Properties (Chem., Mech. & Rankings)

In this post I'll talk about and give details about ASTM A100. First let's describe it and then have a look at its material's properties.

What is ASTM A100?

ASTM A100 is a Specification for Ferrosilicon

Category

Ferrosilicon

Scope

This specification covers grades of ferrosilicon for steel making and foundry uses.

Ok let's start with ASTM A100 chemical composition.

Chemical Composition

Grade CA

Si

74 - 79

C max.

0.1

S max.

0.025

P max.

0.035

Al max.

0.50

Mn max.

0.40

Learn more about chemical composition.

Now it's the mechanical properties turn:

Allowable Stress

Depends on the project (And its factor of safety).

Learn more about the what is allowable stress.

My Material's Rank

While engineers will often look for the cheapest material they can use, I took a different approach to material's selection to help newbie students.

I ranked materials according to their yield strengths and ASTM A100 currently ranks 135 in my yield strength index. This means there are other 134 materials that are more resistant.

Note: I've analysed 134 materials in order to create an yield strength index. Check my astm material's comparison post for more details.

ASTM Classroom

Are you having trouble understanding the basics of ASTM?

What is the difference between Code, Standard & Specification?

This video will walk you through:

References

Citation

When you need to include a fact or piece of information in an assignment or essay you should also include where and how you found that piece of information.

That gives credibility to your paper and it is sometimes required in higher education.

To make your life (and citation) easier just copy & paste the information below into your assignment or essay:

Luz, Gelson. ASTM A100 Properties (Chem., Mech. & Rankings). Materials Blog. Gelsonluz.com. dd mmmm. yyyy. <URL>

Now replace dd, mmmm and yyyy with the day, month, and year you browsed this page. Also replace URL for the actual url of this page (The < and > stay, ok?). This citation format is based on MLA.

Other References

A 1025 Specification for Ferroalloys, General Requirements⁣
E 11 Specification for Wire Cloth and Sieves for Testing⁣
Purposes⁣
E 29 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to⁣
Determine Conformance with Specifications⁣
E 32 Practices for Sampling Ferroalloys and Steel Additives⁣
for Determination of Chemical Composition⁣
E 360 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Silicon and⁣
Ferrosilicon⁣

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