In this post I'll talk about SAE 1117. First let's describe it and then have a look at its material's properties.
What is SAE 1117?SAE 1117 is a resulfurized carbon steel that contains 0.17% carbon, approximately.
ApplicationApplications include medium duty shafts, studs, pins, distributor cams, cam shafts, and universal joints.
Ok let's start with SAE 1117 Chemical Composition.
P, Phosphorus max.0.040
S, Sulfur0.08 - 0.13
Learn more about Chemical Composition.
Now it's the mechanical properties turn:
Yield Strength260 - 460 MPa
Learn more about Yield Strength.
Tensile Strength490 - 540 MPa
Learn more about Tensile Strength.
Elongation (min.)17 - 26%.
Learn more about Elongation.
Reduction of Area (min. %)46 - 53%.
Learn more about Reduction of Area.
Brinell140 - 150
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 1117 currently ranks 142 in my yield strength index. This means there are other 141 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?
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ReferencesASTM A29 and other references.
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