What is ASTM A532?ASTM A532 is a Specification for Abrasion-Resistant Cast Irons
ScopeThis specification covers a group of white cast irons that have been alloyed to secure high resistance to abrasive wear in the applications of the mining, milling, earth-handling, and manufacturing industries.
Ok let's start with ASTM A532 chemical composition.
C2.0 - 3.3
Cr23.0 - 30.0
Learn more about chemical composition.
Now it's the mechanical properties turn:
Grade III450 HB min. (As cast)
Learn more about what is hardness.
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 A532 currently ranks 156 in my yield strength index. This means there are other 155 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.
ASTM ClassroomAre you having trouble understanding the basics of ASTM?
What is the difference between Code, Standard & Specification?
This video will walk you through:
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That gives credibility to your paper and it is sometimes required in higher education.
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Luz, Gelson. ASTM A532 Properties (Chem., Mech. & Rankings). Materials Blog. Gelsonluz.com. dd mmmm. yyyy. <URL>
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Other ReferencesE 10 Test Method for Brinell Hardness of Metallic Materials
E 18 Test Methods for Rockwell Hardness and Rockwell
Superficial Hardness of Metallic Materials
E 92 Test Method for Vickers Hardness of Metallic Materials
E 350 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Carbon Steel,
Low-Alloy Steel, Silicon Electrical Steel, Ingot Iron, and
E 351 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Cast Iron—