ASTM A36 Beam

a36 structural beams

Characteristics

ASTM A36 beam is an intermediate tensile strength carbon steel that is easy to form, machine and weld. Its strength and low cost make it an ideal material for structural steel beams.

Applications

A36 carbon steel beams are used for support beams and columns in bridges, buildings and other structural applications that require riveting, bolting or welding to join the beams together or to other components.

Sizes 

  • Depths: 3" thru 24"
  • Flange Widths: up to 12"

Typical Chemical Properties

Carbon, Max %

0.27

Manganese, Max %

1.20

Phosphorus, Max %

0.04

Sulfur, %

0.05

Silicon, %

0.15 – 0.40

Copper, %

0.20

Typical Mechanical Properties

Tensile Strength, ksi

58-80

Yield Point, ksi

36

Shapes over 426 lbs. per foot are silicon killed to insure uniform properties.

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