What is ASTM A232?ASTM A232 is a Specification for Chromium-Vanadium Alloy Steel Valve Spring Quality Wire.
CategorySteel Flanges, Fittings, Valves, and Parts
ScopeThis specification covers the highest quality of round chromium-vanadium alloy steel valve spring wire, uniform in quality and temper, intended for the manufacture of valve springs and other springs requiring high fatigue properties when used at moderately elevated temperatures.
Ok let's start with ASTM A232 chemical composition.
C0.48 - 0.53
Mn0.70 - 0.90
Si0.15 - 0.35
Cr0.80 - 1.10
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Now it's the mechanical properties turn:
10.00 mm diameter1360 - 1500 MPa
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Density7800 - 8000 kg/m3 (around 7.9 g/cm3 or 0.285 lb/in3).
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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 A232 currently ranks 144 in my yield strength index. This means there are other 143 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.
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Other ReferencesA 370 Test Methods and Definitions for Mechanical Testing
of Steel Products
A 700 Practices for Packaging, Marking, and Loading
Methods for Steel Products for Domestic Shipment
A 751 Test Methods, Practices, and Terminology for
Chemical Analysis of Steel Products
E 29 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to
Determine Conformance with Specifications