Tensile Requirements

A36

Plates, Shapes2, and Bars:Tensile strength, psi (MPa)…………………………………. 58,000-80,000
……………………………………………………………………. (400-550)
Yield point, min., psi (MPa)…………………………………. 36,000 (250)3

 

Plates and Bars5,6:Elongation in 8 in or 200 mm, min., percent…………… 204
Elongation in 2 in or 50 mm, min., percent…………….. 23

 

Shapes:Elongation in 8 in. or 200 mm, min., percent………….. 204
Elongation in 2 in or 50 mm, min., percent…………….. 212

1For plates wider than 24 inches (610 mm), the test specimen is taken in the transverse direction. See 7.1.2 of Specification A6.

2For wide flange shapes over 426 lb./Ft tensile strength minimum of 58,000 psi (400 MPa) only and elongation of 2 inches of 19 percent minimum applies.

3Yield point 32,000 psi (220 MPa) for plates over 8 inches in thickness.

4See 7.3.

5Elongation not required to be determined for floor plate.

6For plates wider than 24 inches (610 mm), the elongation requirement is reduced without percentage points.