ASTM A848 Properties (Chem., Mech. & Rankings) 2022

In this post I'll talk about and give details about ASTM A848. First let's describe it and then have a look at its material's properties.

What is ASTM A848?

ASTM A848 is a Specification for Low-Carbon Magnetic Iron


Magnetic Iron


This specification covers the requirements for wrought low-carbon iron having a carbon content of 0.015 % or less with the remainder of the analysis being substantially iron.

Ok let's start with ASTM A848 chemical composition.

Chemical Composition

Alloy 1

C max.


Mn max.


Si max.


P Max.


S max.


Cr max.


Ni max.


V max.


Ti max.


Al max.


Learn more about chemical composition.

Now it's the mechanical properties turn:

Yield Strength

Hot rolled (Typical)

36 ksi (250 MPa) min.

Learn more about what is yield strength.

Tensile Strength

Hot rolled (Typical)

46 ksi (320 MPa) min.

Learn more about what is tensile strength.

Elongation (min.) Hot rolled (Typical)


Learn more about what is elongation.

Reduction of Area (min. %)

Not Required.

Learn more about reduction of area.


7.86 specific gravity.

Learn more about density.

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 A848 currently ranks 85 in my yield strength index. This means there are other 84 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.

Details and PDF


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  2. Type the name of the standard you are looking for in the search box. Tip: Don't forget to include "ASTM" as a keyword.
  3. Read the details about the standard or download the PDF.

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Other References

A 34/A 34M Practice for Sampling and Procurement Testing⁣
of Magnetic Materials2⁣
A 341/A 341M Test Method for Direct Current Magnetic⁣
Properties of Materials Using D-C Permeameters and the⁣
Ballistic Test Methods2⁣
A 596/A 596M Test Method for Direct-Current Magnetic⁣
Properties of Materials Using the Ballistic Method and⁣
Ring Specimens2⁣
A 773/A 773M Test Method for dc Magnetic Properties of⁣
Materials Using Ring and Permeameter Procedures with⁣
dc Electronic Hysteresigraphs⁣


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