What is ASTM A513?ASTM A513 is a Specification for Electric-Resistance-Welded Carbon and Alloy Steel Mechanical Tubing.
ScopeThis specification covers electric-resistance-welded carbon and alloy steel tubing for use as mechanical tubing, mechanical tubing made from hot or cold-rolled steel, round, square, rectangular, and special shape tubing.
Ok let's start with ASTM A513 chemical composition.
C0.22 - 0.28
Mn0.60 - 0.90
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Now it's the mechanical properties turn:
Grade 102655 ksi (379 MPa) min. Non mandatory
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Grade 102670 ksi (483 MPa) min. Non mandatory
Learn more about what is tensile strength.
Elongation (min.) 50 mm0.07.
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Reduction of Area (min. %)Not Required.
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Grade 102677 RB min. Non mandatory
Learn more about what is hardness.
Density7800 - 8000 kg/m3 (around 7.9 g/cm3 or 0.285 lb/in3).
Learn more about density.
Elastic Modulus190 GPa (27557 ksi) - 210GPa (30458 ksi).
Learn more about the Elastic Modulus.
Poisson's Ratio0.27 – 0.30.
Learn more about the poisson ratio.
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 A513 currently ranks 41 in my yield strength index. This means there are other 40 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
E 1806 Practice for Sampling Steel and Iron for Determination
of Chemical Composition
E 213 Practice for Ultrasonic Examination of Metal Pipe
E 273 Practice for Ultrasonic Examination of Longitudinal
Welded Pipe and Tubing
E 309 Practice for Eddy-Current Examination of Steel
Tubular Products Using Magnetic Saturation
E 570 Practice for Flux Leakage Examination of Ferromagnetic
Steel Tubular Products