What is ASTM A297?ASTM A297 is a Specification for Steel Castings, Iron-Chromium and Iron-Chromium-Nickel, Heat Resistant, for General Application
ScopeThis specification covers iron-chromium and iron chromium- nickel alloy castings for heat-resistant service. The grades covered by this specification are general purpose alloys and no attempt has been made to include heat-resisting alloys used for special production application.
Ok let's start with ASTM A297 chemical composition.
C0.20 - 0.60
Cr24.0 - 28.0
Ni18.0 - 22.0
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Now it's the mechanical properties turn:
Grade HK35 ksi (240 MPa) min non mandatory
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Grade HK65 ksi (450 MPa) min non mandatory
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Elongation (min.) 50 mm10% min. non mandatory.
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Reduction of Area (min. %)Not Required.
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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).
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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 A297 currently ranks 90 in my yield strength index. This means there are other 89 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 217/A 217M Specification for Steel Castings, Martensitic
Stainless and Alloy, for Pressure–Containing Parts, Suitable
for High-Temperature Service2
A 351/A 351M Specification for Castings, Austenitic, Austenitic–
Ferritic (Duplex), for Pressure–Containing Parts2
A 370 Test Methods and Definitions for Mechanical Testing
of Steel Products3
A 447/A 447M Specification for Steel Castings,
Chromium-Nickel-Iron Alloy (25-12 Class), for High-
A 781/A 781M Specification for Castings, Steel and Alloy,
Common Requirements, for General Industrial Use2