What is ASTM A501?ASTM A501 is a Specification for Hot-Formed Welded and Seamless Carbon Steel Structural Tubing
ScopeThis specification covers black and hot-dipped galvanized hot-formed welded and seamless carbon steel square, round, rectangular, or special shape structural tubing for welded, riveted, or bolted construction of bridges and buildings, and for general structural purposes.
Ok let's start with ASTM A501 chemical composition.
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Now it's the mechanical properties turn:
36 ksi (250 MPa) min
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58 ksi (400 MPa) min.
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Elongation (min.) 50.8 mm0.23.
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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).
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 A501 currently ranks 84 in my yield strength index. This means there are other 83 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 53/A 53M Specification for Pipe, Steel, Black and Hot-
Dipped, Zinc-Coated, Welded and Seamless2
A 370 Test Methods and Definitions for Mechanical Testing
of Steel Products3
A 700 Practices for Packaging, Marking, and Loading
Methods for Steel Products for Domestic Shipment4
A 751 Test Methods, Practices, and Terminology for
Chemical Analysis of Steel Products3
A 941 Terminology Relating to Steel, Stainless Steel, Related
Alloys, and Ferroalloys2