What is ASTM A131?ASTM A131 is a Specification for Structural Steel for Ships
ScopeThis specification covers structural steel plates, shapes, bars, and rivets intended primarily for use in ship construction.
Ok let's start with ASTM A131 chemical composition.
C +Mn/6 max.0.40
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Now it's the mechanical properties turn:
grade B34 ksi (235 MPa) min
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Grade B58 to 75 ksi (400 to 520 MPa)
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Elongation (min.) 200 mm0.21.
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Reduction of Area (min. %)Not Required.
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Grade B when required27J avg for longitudinal specimens
Learn more about impact testing (charpy v notch).
Density7800 - 8000 kg/m3 (around 7.9 g/cm3 or 0.285 lb/in3).
Learn more about density.
Elastic Modulus190 GPa (27557 ksi) - 210GPa (30458 ksi).
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Poisson's Ratio0.27 – 0.30.
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Allowable StressDepends on the project (And its factor of safety).
Learn more about the what is allowable stress.
My Material's RankWhile 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 A131 currently ranks 98 in my yield strength index. This means there are other 97 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 ClassroomAre you having trouble understanding the basics of ASTM?
What is the difference between Code, Standard & Specification?
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Other ReferencesA 6/A6M Specification for General Requirements for
Rolled Structural Steel Bars, Plates, Shapes, and Sheet
A 370 Test Methods and Definitions for Mechanical Testing
of Steel Products
E 112 Test Methods for Determining Average Grain Size