In this post I'll talk about SAE 1016. First let's describe it and then have a look at its material's properties.
What is SAE 1016?SAE 1016 carbon steel is a plain carbon steel with 0.16% carbon content, approximately.
ApplicationThere is no known commercial application. However, they may be used as wires, structural shapes, screws and bolts.
Ok let's start with SAE 1016 Chemical Composition.
P, Phosphorus max.0.040
S, Sulfur max.0.050
Learn more about Chemical Composition.
Now it's the mechanical properties turn:
Yield Strength350 MPa
Learn more about Yield Strength.
Tensile Strength420 MPa
Learn more about Tensile Strength.
Elongation (min.) 50 mm0,18.
Learn more about Elongation.
Reduction of Area (min. %)0,4.
Learn more about Reduction of Area.
Learn more about Hardness.
Learn more about Density.
Elastic Modulus205 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 1016 currently ranks 86 in my yield strength index. This means there are other 85 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?
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ReferencesASTM A519 and other references.
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