What is ASTM A706?ASTM A706 is a Specification for Low-Alloy Steel Deformed and Plain Bars for Concrete Reinforcement
ScopeThis specification covers deformed and plain low-alloy steel bars in cut lengths or coils for concrete reinforcement intended for applications where restrictive mechanical properties and chemical composition are required for compatibility with controlled tensile property applications or to enhance weldability.
Ok let's start with ASTM A706 chemical composition.
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Now it's the mechanical properties turn:
Grade 6060 - 78 ksi (420 - 540 MPa) min.
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Grade 6080 ksi (550 MPa) min.
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Elongation (min.) 203.2 mm0.14.
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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.
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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 A706 currently ranks 36 in my yield strength index. This means there are other 35 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 6/A 6M Specification for General Requirements for
Rolled Structural Steel Bars, Plates, Shapes, and Steel
A 370 Test Methods and Definitions for Mechanical Testing
of Steel Products
A 510 Specification for General Requirements for Wire
Rods and Coarse Round Wire, Carbon Steel
A 510M Specification for General Requirements for Wire
Rods and Coarse Round Wire, Carbon Steel (Metric)
A 615/A 615M Specification for Deformed and Plain Billet-
Steel Bars for Concrete Reinforcement
A 700 Practices for Packaging, Marking, and Loading
Methods for Steel Products for Domestic Shipment
A 751 Test Methods, Practices, and Terminology for
Chemical Analysis of Steel Products
E 29 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to
Determine Conformance with Specifications