Friday, February 7, 2014

A500

A500 is a specification for cold-formed welded and seamless carbon steel structural tubing. It has a high strength to weight ration with excellent compression support characteristics and torsional resistance. A500 structural tubing can be bent, formed, punch and drilled making it easy for use. It is designed for riveted, welded or bolted construction of bridges, buildings and for general purpose applications.


Grade
General Chemical Composition
Minimum strength requirements
C
Mn
P
S
Cu
Tensile
Yield (round)
Yield (shaped)
Elongation
max %
max %
max %
max %
min %
MPa (ksi)
MPa (ksi)
MPa (ksi)
 %
A
0.26
1.35
0.035
0.035
0.2
310 (45)
230 (33)
270 (39)
25
B
0.26
1.35
0.035
0.035
0.2
400 (58)
290 (42)
315 (46)
23
C
0.23
1.35
0.035
0.035
0.2
425 (62)
315 (46)
345 (50)
21
D
0.26
1.35
0.035
0.035
0.2
400 (58)
250 (36)
250 (36)
23

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