What is ASTM A666?ASTM A666 is a Specification for Annealed or Cold-Worked Austenitic Stainless Steel Sheet, Strip, Plate, and Flat Bar.
CategoryCorrosion-Resisting and Heat-Resisting Steels
ScopeThis specification covers austenitic stainless steels in the annealed and normally required cold-worked conditions for various structural, architectural, pressure vessel, magnetic, cryogenic, and heat-resisting applications.
Ok let's start with ASTM A666 chemical composition.
Cr18.0 - 20.0
Ni8.0 - 10.5
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Now it's the mechanical properties turn:
Type 30430 ksi (205 MPa) min.
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Type 30475 ksi (515 MPa) min.
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Elongation (min.) 50 mm0.4.
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Reduction of Area (min. %)Not Required.
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Type 304201 HB max.
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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 A666 currently ranks 125 in my yield strength index. This means there are other 124 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 240/A 240M Specification for Chromium and Chromium-
Nickel Stainless Steel Plate, Sheet, and Strip for
Pressure Vessels and for General Applications
A 370 Test Methods and Definitions for Mechanical Testing
of Steel Products
A 480/A 480M Specification for General Requirements for
Flat-Rolled Stainless and Heat-Resisting Steel Plate,
Sheet, and Strip
A 484/A 484M Specification for General Requirements or
Stainless Steel Bars, Billets, and Forgings