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ASTM A36

  • Standard Specification for Carbon Structural Steel.

    This Specification covers carbon steel shapes, plates and bars of structural quality for use in riveted, bolted or welded construction of bridges, buildings and general structural purposes.

  • Appurtenant Materials

    When components of a steel structure are identified with this ASTM designation but the product form is not listed in the scope. The material shall conform to one of the standards listed below.

    Material ASTM Designation
    Bolts ASTM A307 Grade A
    High-Strength Bolts ASTM A325
    Steel Nuts ASTM A563
    Anchor Bolts ASTM F1554

    The specifier should be satisfied of the suitability of these materials for the intended application. Chemical composition and/or mechanical properties may be different than specified in ASTM A36

  • A36 Mechanical Properties

    Tensile Yield(min) Ksi Elongation in 2 inch min(%) Elongation in 8 inch min(%)
    58 - 80 36 23 20
  • A36 Round Bar Chemical Requirements

    Size in Inches Carbon Manganese Phosphorus Max Sulfur Max Silicon Max Copper Min When Specified
    Up to 3/4 0.26 * 0.04 0.05 0.040 0.20
    Over 3/4 to 1 - 1/2 0.27 0.60 to 0.90 0.04 0.05 .040 0.20
    Over 1-1/2 to 4 0.28 0.60 to 0.90 0.040 0.05 0.040 0.20
    Over 4" 0.29 0.60 to 0.90 0.04 0.05 0.040 0.20
  • The above information was taken directly from the listed ASTM standard. Additional information can be found in ASTM A36-14

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