mechanical properties of stell

Discussion in 'Materials' started by ilgazcan, Sep 24, 2008.

  1. ilgazcan
    Joined: Mar 2005
    Posts: 19
    Likes: 0, Points: 0, Legacy Rep: 10
    Location: TURKEY

    ilgazcan Junior Member

    i need mechanical data (yield strenght,ultimate strenght,tensile strenght,poison ratio,elastic modules etc.) of steel material.i prefer A grade st 42 steel material and 316 L stainless steel materials.Do you have anybody ?

    Best regards
    Thank you
  2. daiquiri
    Joined: May 2004
    Posts: 5,373
    Likes: 254, Points: 93, Legacy Rep: 3380
    Location: Italy (Garda Lake) and Croatia (Istria)

    daiquiri Engineering and Design

  3. Kay9
    Joined: Oct 2006
    Posts: 589
    Likes: 26, Points: 0, Legacy Rep: 279
    Location: Central Coast Oregon US.

    Kay9 1600T Master

  4. navarchboy
    Joined: Sep 2008
    Posts: 3
    Likes: 0, Points: 0, Legacy Rep: 10
    Location: London

    navarchboy New Member

    If you are designing to meet regulatory requirements you should be careful about taking data from the web. Most certifying authorities publish their own assumed material properties.
  5. MikeJohns
    Joined: Aug 2004
    Posts: 3,192
    Likes: 208, Points: 63, Legacy Rep: 2054
    Location: Australia

    MikeJohns Senior Member

    Actually they set the base scantlings around a lower grade such as A36 then they incorporate an adjustment for the grade of steel used providing it is certified to an acceptable standard.
  6. lazerus
    Joined: Oct 2008
    Posts: 21
    Likes: 1, Points: 0, Legacy Rep: 28
    Location: Vancouver

    lazerus Junior Member

    Structural Steel
    – Even though the term “structural steel” is used commonly, there is no accurate definition of this term. Generally it is used to describe steel which is in the form of a bar, plate or a shape produced to a particular specification. The specification involves both chemical and mechanical properties. This particular material is commonly produced to be used in the construction of storage tanks, bridges, buildings and other related structural uses. This material originally was considered to be of low quality but this no longer is the case. The new specifications require the highest degree of steel production. In Canada, the most common material used in producing structural steel is 44w while in other countries A36 is still the most common.

    Structural Steels are defined as to size and product shape by common practice in the industry and these definitions are published in present standards. They are:


    Flat hot rolled steel
    a) – Over 7.87” (200mm) in width and over .2362” (6mm) in thickness
    b) – Over 47.24” (1200mm) in width and over .177” (4.5mm) in thickness.

    Structural Shapes:
    Rolled flange sections having at least one dimension of the cross-section 3” (75mm) or greater

    Bar Size Shapes:
    Rolled flanged sections and angles having a maximum dimension of cross-section less than 3” (75mm)

    Bars – Rounds, Squares and Hexagons and all sizes of Flats
    Up to 7.87” width and over .1968” thickness

    Mild Steel
    – The term mild steel really has no meaning. Several years ago people working in the steel industry generally used it to describe A36 material. Use of this term has now carried over to include 44w. It should be noted that when using the term “mild steel” that the person receiving should be working in the same environment. That is to say that there is an understanding that it is representing a particular grade such as A36 or 44W. It should not be confused with 33C which in not intended for any structural end use. It is a safer practice to specify the exact grade as opposed to a term when dealing with structural steel. HSLA (High Strength Low Alloy) has replaced the use of A36 in many market applications.

    A36 (38W)
    – This is the most popular ASTM structural steel specification for carbon steel shapes, plates and bars, for welded and bolted construction of bridges, buildings and general purposes. It is not recommended where low temperature toughness is important.

    44W (300W)
    Standard weldable steel normally specified in building construction, it is not recommended where low temperature toughness is important. 44W can be flame cut, formed, drilled welded and machined by all normal means.

    50W (350W)
    Used normally for HSS sections, where specific strength requirements are required. Suitable for general welded construction where notch toughness at low temperatures is not a design requirement

    50A (350A), 50AT (350AT)
    are atmospheric corrosion resistant steels normally used in bridge constructions for beams and columns. Type A represents high-strength low-alloy steel with a composition to provide good atmospheric corrosion resistance and good weldability at high-strength levels. Used for both painted and unpainted applications. Steel of this type meet specified strength requirements. Type AT meets Charpy V-Notch impact requirements. The category of steel required must be specified.

    ASTM A572-GR50
    Intended for the construction of bridges, buildings and other structures. High-strength low-alloy

    A516 GRADE 70
    used in the construction of boilers and pressure vessels

    Weldox 100/130/140/160
    are structural steels with a min yield strength of 100/130/140/160 respectively, intended for applications where its high strength permits weight savings to be made. The plate has very good cold bending properties with very good weldability. Fulfills the requirements of ASTM A514, for thickness up to 2 ½”. Guaranteed impact toughness at -40F (-40C).

    QT-100 (700QT)
    – Quench and Tempered Steel is heat-treated to develop yield strength. This is a cost effective choice for applications which require high strength, improved notch toughness, superior weldability and good forming ability, as well as good resistance to brittle fracture and is suitable for structures where notch toughness at low temperatures are a design requirement. This meets specific strength and Charpy V-notch requirements. The category of steel required must be specified.

    QT360 / QT400
    – Quench and Tempered Steel that is heat-treated through hardness for resistance to abrasion. Weldable for structural sound joints and can be formed with care.

    Hardox 400/500
    are abrasion resistant plates with a hardness of 400 HD/500 HD, respectively, intended for applications where demands are imposed on abrasion resistance in combination with impact and/or good cold bending properties. Very good weldability

    Used in the original fabrication and repair of heavy equipment subject to severe abrasive wear. Common applications would relate to mining, aggregate, pulp and paper and construction markets

  7. MikeJohns
    Joined: Aug 2004
    Posts: 3,192
    Likes: 208, Points: 63, Legacy Rep: 2054
    Location: Australia

    MikeJohns Senior Member

    In australia there is no A36 our mild steels are graded on their certified minimum yield in MPa so the grades 300 and 350 are common and 300 is the standard these days for most of our steel mill products 250 grade similar to A36 only applies to very thick sections here.
Forum posts represent the experience, opinion, and view of individual users. Boat Design Net does not necessarily endorse nor share the view of each individual post.
When making potentially dangerous or financial decisions, always employ and consult appropriate professionals. Your circumstances or experience may be different.