In this post I'll talk about SAE 1012. First let's describe it and then have a look at its material's properties.
What is SAE 1012?SAE 1012 carbon steel is characterized with good machinability and formability, and can be hardened by cyaniding.
ApplicationMay be used as wires, structural shapes, screws and bolts.
Ok let's start with SAE 1012 Chemical Composition.
C, Carbon0.10 - 0.15
P, Phosphorus max.0.040
S, Sulfur max.0.050
Learn more about Chemical Composition.
Now it's the mechanical properties turn:
Yield Strength200 - 330 MPa
Learn more about Yield Strength.
Tensile Strength360 - 400 MPa
Learn more about Tensile Strength.
Elongation (min.)21 - 31%.
Learn more about Elongation.
Reduction of Area (min. %)45 - 57%.
Learn more about Reduction of Area.
Brinell100 - 110
Learn more about Hardness.
Learn more about Density.
Elastic Modulus190 GPa.
Learn more about Elastic Modulus.
Learn more about Poisson's ratio.
Allowable Stress or Factor of SafetyDepends on the project (And its factor of safety).
Learn more about Allowable Stress or Factor of Safety.
My Material's Ranking ResearchWhile 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 SAE 1012 currently ranks 161 in my yield strength index. This means there are other 160 materials that are more resistant.
Note: I've analysed 162 materials in order to create an yield strength index. Check my material's comparison post for more details.
SAE ClassroomAre you having trouble understanding the basics of SAE?
What is SAE: Classification and specification?
This video will walk you through:
ReferencesASTM A519 and other references.
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Equivalent SpecificationsASTM A29 ASTM A510 ASTM A519 ASTM A545
ASTM A549 ASTM A575 ASTM A576 MIL SPEC MIL-S-11310 (CS1012)
SAE J403 SAE J412 SAE J414