ASTM A1008 Properties (Chem., Mech. & Rankings) 2022

In this post I'll talk about and give details about ASTM A1008. First let's describe it and then have a look at its material's properties.

What is ASTM A1008?

ASTM A1008 is a Specification for Steel, Sheet, Cold-Rolled, Carbon, Structural, High-Strength Low-Alloy and High-Strength Low-Alloy with Improved Formability


Steel, Sheet


This specification covers cold rolled structural, high-strength low-alloy, and high-strength low-alloy with improved formability steel sheet, in coils and cut lengths.

Ok let's start with ASTM A1008 chemical composition.

Chemical Composition

CS type B


0.02 - 0.15

Mn max.


P max.


S max.


Cu max.


Ni max.


Cr max.


Mo max


V max.


Nb max.


Ti max.


Learn more aboutĀ chemical composition.

Now it's the mechanical properties turn:

Yield Strength

CS Type B

20 - 40 ksi (140 - 275 MPa)

Learn more aboutĀ what is yield strength.

Elongation (min.) 50 mm


Learn more aboutĀ what is elongation.

Reduction of Area (min. %)

Not Required.

Learn more aboutĀ reduction of area.


7800 - 8000 kg/m3 (around 7.9 g/cm3 or 0.285 lb/in3).

Learn more aboutĀ density.

Elastic Modulus

190 GPa (27557 ksi) - 210GPa (30458 ksi).

Learn more about theĀ Elastic Modulus.

Poisson's Ratio

0.27 ā€“ 0.30.

Learn more about theĀ poisson ratio.

Allowable Stress

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

Learn more about theĀ 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 A1008 currently ranks 134Ā in my yield strength index. This means there are other 133 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.

Details and PDF


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Other References

A 109 Specification for Steel, Strip, Carbon, Cold Rolledā£
A 366/A 366M Specification for Commercial Steel (CS),ā£
Sheet, Carbon (0.15 Maximum Percentage), Cold-ā£
A 370 Test Methods and Definitions for Mechanical Testingā£
of Steel Productsā£
A 568/A 568M Specification for Steel, Sheet, Carbon, andā£
High-Strength, Low-Alloy, Hot-Rolled and Cold-ā£
Rolled, General Requirements forā£
A 620/A 620M Specification for Drawing Steel (DS),ā£
Sheet, Carbon, Cold-Rolledā£
A 941 Terminology Relating to Steel, Stainless Steel,ā£
Related Alloys, and Ferroalloysā£
E 517 Test Method for Plastic Strain Ratio r for Sheet Metalā£
E 646 Test Method for Tensile Strain-Hardening Exponentsā£
(n-Values) of Metallic Sheet Materialsā£


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