How strong is A500 steel?

Tensile requirements

Round structural tubing
Grade A Grade B
Tensile strength, min, psi (MPa) 45,000 (310) 58,000 (400)
Yield strength, min, psi, (MPa) 33,000 (230) 42,000 (290)
Elongation in 2 in. (50 mm), min, %D 25A 23B

What is Grade A steel?

For example, ‘A’ indicates a ferrous metal, and ’53’ is the number assigned to galvanized carbon steel. ASTM A53 would have the following properties: Chemical composition, Max % Carbon: 0.25 (Grade A), 0.30 (Grade B)

What are the different grades of A500 tubing?

A500 cold-formed tubing comes in four grades based on chemical composition, tensile strength, and heat treatment. The yield strength requirements are higher for square and rectangular than for round tubing. The minimum copper content is optional.

What makes an ASTM A1085 or A500 grade C round better?

As I talk to my colleagues around the country, I’m always asked about what makes an ASTM A1085 or A500 Grade C HSS round better than the ASTM A53 pipe the local fabricator is offering. Since A1085 and A500 Grade C are both structural specifications, round HSS products are produced to be used in structural applications and general construction use.

What is the spec sheet for a a500m?

For A500M use the following formula: 2.2t + 17.5, rounded to the nearest percent. B Applies to specified wall thicknesses (t) equal to or greater than 0.180 in. (4.57 mm).

Do you need to pressure test A500 grade C HSS?

An A1085 or A500 Grade C HSS does not need to be pressure tested since it is designed to be used in structural applications so no additional testing required. As we just outlined there are multiple reason for you to specify ASTM A1085 or A500 Grade C on your next structural project you design.

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