What is ASTM A641?ASTM A641 is a Specification for Zinc–Coated (Galvanized) Carbon Steel Wire
ScopeThis specification covers soft, medium, and hard temper zinc-coated (galvanized) carbon steel wire in coils for general use.
Ok let's start with ASTM A641 chemical composition.
The steel from which the wire is produced shall be made by any commercially accepted steel making process.
Learn more about chemical composition.
Now it's the mechanical properties turn:
Over 0.176 in70 ksi max (Soft), 60 - 85 ksi (Medium), 75 - 105 ksi (Hard)
Learn more about what is tensile strength.
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 A641 currently ranks 162 in my yield strength index. This means there are other 161 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?
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Other ReferencesA 90/A 90M Test Method for Weight [Mass] of Coating on
Iron and Steel Articles with Zinc or Zinc-Alloy Coatings2
A 700 Practices for Packaging, Marking, and Loading
Methods for Steel Products for Domestic Shipments3
A 902 Terminology Relating to Metallic Coated Steel Products2
B 6 Specification for Zinc (Slab Zinc)4
E 8 Test Methods of Tension Testing of Metallic Materials5
E 29 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to
Determine Conformance with Specifications