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What is A36 Steel?

A36 refers to a specific type of alloy, and is one of the most common and widely used in the United States. Known for its lower cost, workability and strong properties, it is used in a variety of common steel shapes across many industries.

SteelFront widely uses A36 steel in its tubes, structural angles and various bar shapes. We refer to it as a “structural” steel due to the strength it provides in the field across various applications.

Properties of A36 Steel

Density: 7,800 kg/m3 (0.28 lb/cu in)

Poisson’s Ratio: 0.32

Elongation: 20%

Young’s Modulus: 200 GPa (29,000,000 psi)

Shear Modulus: 75 GPa (10,900,000 psi)

Electrical Resistance: 0.0000153 ohm/cm

Maintains Ultimate Strength up to 650°F

Less than 8″ Thickness:

Minimum Yield Strength: 36,000 psi (250 MPa)

Ultimate Tensile Strength: 58,000–80,000 psi (400–550 MPa)

Chemical Composition:

Iron (Fe): 99%

Manganese (Mn): 0.75%

Carbon (C): 0.26%

Copper (Cu): 0.2%

Phosphorus (P): 0.04%

Sulfer (S): 0.05%