ASTM A36 steel plate mechanical properties

ASTM A36 steel plate mechanical properties

ASTM A36 steel plate is the most widely used hot rolled steel product. As a kind of carbon structural steel product, its relative products are round bar steel, angle steel, and steel sections such as I Beams, H beams, and C channels. The final product of hot rolled ASTM A36 steel plate has rough surface, which is convenient for subsequent processing such as machine processing.

ASTM A36 steel plate chemical composition:

Thickness Up thru 3/4 Over 3/4 thru 1-1/2 Over 1-1/2 thru 2-1/2 Over 2-1/2 thru 4 Over 4
Carbon 0.25 0.25 0.26 0.27 0.29
Manganese -- 0.80/1.20 0.85/1.20 0.85/1.20 0.85/1.20
Phosphorus 0.04 0.04 0.04 0.04 0.04
Sulphur 0.05 0.05 0.05 0.05 0.05
Silicon 0.40 max 0.40 max 0.15/.40 0.15/.40 0.15/.40
Copper min % when copper steel is specified 0.20 0.20 0.20 0.20 0.20
Note: For each reduction of 0.01% below the specified carbon maximum, an increase of 0.06% manganese above the specified maximum will be permitted, up to the maximum of 1.35%.

Typical ASTM A36 steel plate mechanical properties:

Tensile Strength: 58,000 - 80,000 psi
Min. Yield Point: 36,000 psi *
Elongation in 2": 23%
* Yield Point 32,000 psi for plates over 8 in.

ASTM A36 steel can be manufactured into various structural steel parts, it is vastly used in many different industries for a variety of applications. ASTM A36 steel plate provides good mechanical property and cost less. Buildings are frequently constructed with A36 steel because of its high strength and toughness. ASTM A36 steel is also used in fields of automotive, construction, heavy equipment, oil and gas industries.