ASTM A656 Properties (Chem., Mech. & Rankings)

In this post I'll talk about and give details about ASTM A656. First let's describe it and then have a look at its material's properties.

What is ASTM A656?

ASTM A656 is a Specification for Hot-Rolled Structural Steel, High-Strength Low-Alloy Plate With Improved Formability.

Category

Structural Steel

Scope

This specification covers high-strength low-alloy, hot rolled structural steel plate for use in truck frames, brackets, crane booms, rail cars, and similar applications.

Ok let's start with ASTM A656 chemical composition.

Chemical Composition

Type 3

C max.

0.18

Mn max.

1.65

P max.

0.025

S max.

0.035

Si max.

0.60

V max.

0.08

N max.

0.020

Nb

0.008 - 0.10

Learn more about chemical composition.

Now it's the mechanical properties turn:

Yield Strength

Grade 80

80 ksi (550 MPa) min.

Learn more about what is yield strength.

Tensile Strength

Grade 80

90 ksi (620 MPa) min.

Learn more about what is tensile strength.

Elongation (min.) 50 mm

0.15.

Learn more about what is elongation.

Reduction of Area (min. %)

Not required.

Learn more about reduction of area.

Density

7800 - 8000 kg/m3 (around 7.9 g/cm3 or 0.285 lb/in3).

Learn more about density.

Elastic Modulus

190 GPa (27557 ksi) - 210GPa (30458 ksi).

Learn more about the Elastic Modulus.

Poisson's Ratio

0.27 – 0.30.

Learn more about the poisson ratio.

Allowable Stress

Depends on the project (And its factor of safety).

Learn more about the what is allowable stress.

My Material's Rank

While 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 A656 currently ranks 24 in my yield strength index. This means there are other 23 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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References

Citation

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That gives credibility to your paper and it is sometimes required in higher education.

To make your life (and citation) easier just copy & paste the information below into your assignment or essay:

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Now replace dd, mmmm and yyyy with the day, month, and year you browsed this page. Also replace URL for the actual url of this page (The < and > stay, ok?). This citation format is based on MLA.

Other References

A 6 /A 6M Specification for General Requirements for⁣
Rolled Structural Steel Bars, Plates, Shapes, and Sheet⁣
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