ASTM A1011 Properties⚙️ (Chem., Mech. & Rankings) rev. 2022

In this post I'll talk about and give details about ASTM A1011. First let's describe it and then have a look at its material's properties.

What is ASTM A1011?

ASTM A1011 is a Specification for Steel, Sheet and Strip, Hot-Rolled, Carbon, Structural, High-Strength Low-Alloy, High-Strength Low-Alloy With Improved Formability, and Ultra-High-STRENGTH


Structural Steel


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

Ok let's start with ASTM A1011 chemical composition.

Chemical Composition

Grade SS36

C max.


Mn max.


P max.


S max.


Cu max.


Ni max.


Cr max.


Mo max


V max.


Nb max.


Ti max.


Learn more about chemical composition.

Now it's the mechanical properties turn:

Yield Strength

Grade SS 36

36 ksi (250 MPa) min

Learn more about what is yield strength.

Tensile Strength

Grade SS 36

53 ksi (365 MPa) min

Learn more about what is tensile strength.

Elongation (min.) 50 mm


Learn more about what is elongation.

Reduction of Area (min. %)

Not Required.

Learn more about reduction of area.

Hardness Requirements

CS type B

78 Rockwell B (Non mandatory)

Learn more about what is hardness.


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

Learn more about density.

Elastic Modulus

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

Learn more about the Elastic Modulus.

Poisson's Ratio

0.27 – 0.30.

Learn more about the poisson ratio.

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 A1011 currently ranks 79 in my yield strength index. This means there are other 78 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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  2. Type the name of the standard you are looking for in the search box. Tip: Don't forget to include "ASTM" as a keyword.
  3. Read the details about the standard or download the PDF.

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Other References

A 370 Test Methods and Definitions for Mechanical Testing⁣
of Steel Products⁣
A 568 /A 568M Specification for Steel, Sheet, Carbon,⁣
Structural, and High-Strength, Low-Alloy, Hot-Rolled⁣
and Cold-Rolled, General Requirements for⁣
A 569/A 569M Specification for Steel, Carbon (0.15 Maximum,⁣
Percent), Hot-Rolled Sheet and Strip Commercial⁣
A 622 /A 622M Specification for Drawing Steel (DS),⁣
Sheet and Strip, Carbon, Hot-Rolledw⁣
A 635/A 635M Specification for Steel, Sheet and Strip,⁣
Heavy-Thickness Coils, Hot-Rolled, Carbon, Structural,⁣
High-Strength Low-Alloy, and High-Strength Low-⁣
Alloy with Improved Formability, General Requirements⁣
A 749/A 749M Specification for Steel, Strip, Carbon and⁣
High-Strength, Low-Alloy, Hot-Rolled, General⁣
Requirements for⁣
A 941 Terminology Relating to Steel, Stainless Steel,⁣
Related Alloys, and Ferroalloys⁣
E 18 Test Methods⁣


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