What is ASTM A252?ASTM A252 is a Specification for Welded and Seamless Steel Pipe Piles
CategorySteel Pipe Piles
ScopeThis specification covers nominal (average) wall steel pipe piles of cylindrical shape and applies to pipe piles in which the steel cylinder acts as a permanent load-carrying member, or as a shell to form cast-in-place concrete piles.
Ok let's start with ASTM A252 chemical composition.
Learn more about chemical composition.
Now it's the mechanical properties turn:
Grade 345 ksi (310 MPa) min.
Learn more about what is yield strength.
Grade 366 ksi (455 MPa) min
Learn more about what is tensile strength.
Elongation (min.) 50.8 mm0.2.
Learn more about what is elongation.
Reduction of Area (min. %)Not Required.
Learn more about reduction of area.
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 A252 currently ranks 57 in my yield strength index. This means there are other 56 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 Products2
A 751 Test Methods, Practices, and Terminology for
Chemical Analysis of Steel Products2
A 941 Terminology Relating to Steel, Stainless Steel, Related
Alloys, and Ferroalloys3
E 29 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to
Determine Conformance with Specifications4