ASTM A36 Channel

a36 channels

Characteristics

ASTM A36 is a hot-rolled, low-alloy carbon steel that exhibits good tensile strength. Its properties include ductility, ease of machinability and welding. As a result, it is one of the most popular structural steels. A36 channel is available with a galvanized finish for increased corrosion resistance.

Applications

A36 carbon steel channel is used for a wide range of industrial applications, including truck and trailer frame supports, equipment and machinery frames and supports, building frames and other support components.

Sizes

  • Depths: 0.5" thru 18"         
  • Flange Widths: 0.125" thru 5"

Typical Chemistry 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

Yield Point ksi, min

36 min

Tensile Strength ksi

58-80

% Elong. 2” Bend

23

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

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