ASTM A890 Properties (Chem., Mech. & Rankings) 2022

In this post I'll talk about and give details about ASTM A890. First let's describe it and then have a look at its material's properties.

What is ASTM A890?

ASTM A890 is a Specification for Castings, Iron-Chromium-Nickel-Molybdenum Corrosion- Resistant, Duplex (Austenitic/Ferritic) for General Application




This specification covers a group of cast duplex stainless steels (austenitic/ferritic). The duplex stainless steel alloys offer a combination of enhanced mechanical properties and corrosion resistance when properly balanced in composition and properly heat treated.

Ok let's start with ASTM A890 chemical composition.

Chemical Composition

Grade CD4MCu

C max.


Mn max.


Si max.


P max.


S max.



24.5 - 26.5


4.75 - 6.00


1.75 - 2.25


2.75 - 3.25

Learn more about chemical composition.

Now it's the mechanical properties turn:

Yield Strength

Grade CD4MCu (Non mandatory)

70 ksi (485 MPa) min.

Learn more about what is yield strength.

Tensile Strength

Grade CD4MCu (Non mandatory)

100 ksi (690 MPa) min.

Learn more about what is tensile strength.

Elongation (min.) 50 mm


Learn more about what is elongation.

Reduction of Area (min. %)

Not Required.

Learn more about reduction of area.

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 A890 currently ranks 29 in my yield strength index. This means there are other 28 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 370 Test Methods and Definitions for Mechanical Testing⁣
of Steel Products2⁣
A 732/A732M Specification for Castings, Investment, Carbon⁣
and Low-Alloy Steel for General Application, and⁣
Cobalt Alloy for High Strength at Elevated Temperatures3⁣
A 781/A781M Specification for Castings, Steel and Alloy,⁣
Common Requirements, for General Industrial Use3⁣
E 29 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to⁣
Determine Conformance With Specifications4⁣
E 562 Practice for Determining Volume Fraction by Systematic⁣
Manual Point Count5⁣
E 1245 Practice for Determining the Inclusion or Second-⁣
Phase Constituent Content of Metals by Automatic Image⁣


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