What is ASTM A554?ASTM A554 is a Specification for Welded Stainless Steel Mechanical Tubing
ScopeThis specification covers welded stainless steel tubing for mechanical applications where appearance, mechanical properties, or corrosion resistance is needed.
Ok let's start with ASTM A554 chemical composition.
Ni8.0 - 11.0
Cr18.0 - 20.0
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Now it's the mechanical properties turn:
Grade MT-30430 ksi (207 MPa) min.
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Grade MT-30475 ksi (517 MPa) min.
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Elongation (min.) 50 mm0.35.
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Reduction of Area (min. %)Not Required.
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Grade MT-304192 HB max. (Non mandatory)
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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).
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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 A554 currently ranks 101 in my yield strength index. This means there are other 100 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 30 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Steel, Cast
Iron, Open-Hearth Iron, and Wrought Iron3
E 59 Practice for Sampling Steel and Iron for Determination
of Chemical Composition