What is ASTM A313?ASTM A313 is a Specification for Stainless Steel Spring Wire
ScopeThis specification covers austenitic and age-hardenable stainless steel round spring wire intended especially for the manufacture of springs.
Ok let's start with ASTM A313 chemical composition.
Cr17.0 - 19.0
Ni8.0 - 10.0
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Now it's the mechanical properties turn:
Type 302 Class 2290 - 340 ksi (2000 - 2345 MPa)
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Density7480 - 8000 kg/m3 (around 7.9 g/cm3 or 0.285 lb/in3).
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Elastic Modulus180 GPa (26107 ksi) - 210GPa (30458 ksi).
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Poisson's RatioUsually around 0.26 – 0.31.
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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 A313 currently ranks 148 in my yield strength index. This means there are other 147 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 555/A 555M Specification for General Requirements for
Stainless Steel Wire and Wire Rods2
A 751 Test Methods, Practices, and Terminology for
Chemical Analysis of Steel Products2
E 527 Practice for Numbering Metals and Alloys (UNS)3
2.2 Society of Automotive Engineers Standard:
J 1086 Numbering Metals and Alloys4