What is ASTM A606?ASTM A606 is a Specification for Steel, Sheet and Strip, High-Strength, Low-Alloy, Hot-Rolled and Cold-Rolled, with Improved Atmospheric Corrosion Resistance
CategorySheet and Strip
ScopeThis specification covers high-strength, low-alloy, hot and cold-rolled sheet and strip in cut lengths or coils, intended for use in structural and miscellaneous purposes, where savings in weight or added durability are important.
Ok let's start with ASTM A606 chemical composition.
Type 4 or 2 (General)
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Now it's the mechanical properties turn:
Type 4 or 2 (Hot rolled)50 ksi (340 MPa) min.
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Type 4 or 2 (Hot rolled)70 ksi (480 MPa) min.
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Elongation (min.) 50 mm0.22.
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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.
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 A606 currently ranks 54 in my yield strength index. This means there are other 53 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 109/A 109M Specification for Steel, Strip, Carbon (0.25
Maximum Percent), Cold-Rolled
A 568/A 568M Specification for Steel, Sheet, Carbon, and
High-Strength, Low-Alloy, Hot-Rolled and Cold-Rolled,
General Requirements for
A 749/A 749M Specification for Steel, Strip, Carbon and
High-Strength, Low-Alloy, Hot-Rolled, General Requirements