What is ASTM A592?ASTM A592 is a Specification for High-Strength Quenched and Tempered Low-Alloy Steel Forged Fittings and Parts for Pressure Vessels.
CategorySteel Flanges, Fittings, Valves, and Parts
ScopeThis specification covers high-strength quenched and tempered low-alloy steel forged fittings and parts for pressure vessels.
Ok let's start with ASTM A592 chemical composition.
C0.12 - 0.20
Mn0.40 - 0.70
Si0.20 - 0.35
Cr0.20 - 0.35
Mo0.40 - 0.60
Ti0.04 - 0.10
Cu0.20 - 0.40
B0.0015 - 0.005
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Now it's the mechanical properties turn:
Grade E (up to 65mm)100 ksi (690 MPa) min.
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Grade E (up to 65mm)115 - 135 ksi (795 - 930 MPa)
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Elongation (min.) 50 mm0.18.
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Reduction of Area (min. %)0.45.
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All grades15 mils (0.015 in.) (0.38 mm) at 0°C.
Learn more about impact testing (charpy v notch).
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.
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 A592 currently ranks 10 in my yield strength index. This means there are other 9 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
A 517/A 517M Specification for Pressure Vessel Plates,
Alloy Steel, High-Strength, Quenched and Tempered
A 788 Specification for Steel Forgings, General Requirements
E 112 Test Methods for Determining the Average Grain