ASTM A615/A615M-08a

    Historical Standard: ASTM A615/A615M-08a Standard Specification for Deformed and Plain Carbon-Steel Bars for Concrete Reinforcement

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    ASTM A615 / A615M

    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers deformed and plain carbon-steel bars for concrete reinforcement in cut lengths and coils. Steel bars containing alloy additions, such as with the American Iron and Steel Institute and the Society of Automotive Engineers series of alloy steels, are permitted if the resulting product meets all the other requirements of this specification. The standard sizes and dimensions of deformed bars and their number designations are given in Table 1. The text of this specification references notes and footnotes which provide explanatory material. These notes and footnotes (excluding those in tables) shall not be considered as requirements of the specification.

    1.2 Bars are of three minimum yield strength levels: namely, 40 000 [280 MPa], 60 000 [420 MPa], and 75 000 psi [520 MPa], designated as Grade 40 [280], Grade 60 [420], and Grade 75 [520], respectively.

    1.3 Hot-rolled plain rounds, in sizes up to and including 2½ in. [63.5 mm] in diameter in coils or cut lengths, when ordered shall be furnished under this specification in Grade 40 [280], Grade 60 [420], and Grade 75 [520]. For ductility properties (elongation and bending), test provisions of the nearest smaller nominal diameter deformed bar size shall apply. Requirements providing for deformations and marking shall not be applicable.

    Note 1—Welding of the material in this specification should be approached with caution since no specific provisions have been included to enhance its weldability. When steel is to be welded, a welding procedure suitable for the chemical composition and intended use or service should be used. The use of the latest edition of AWS D 1.4/D 1.4M is recommended. This document describes the proper selection of the filler metals and preheat/interpass temperatures, as well as performance and procedure qualification requirements.

    1.4 This specification is applicable for orders in either inch-pound units (as Specification A 615) or in SI units (as Specification A 615M).

    1.5 The values stated in either inch-pound units or SI units are to be regarded as standard. Within the text, the SI units are shown in brackets. The values stated in each system are not exact equivalents; therefore, each system must be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in nonconformance with the specification.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    A6/A6M Specification for General Requirements for Rolled Structural Steel Bars, Plates, Shapes, and Sheet Piling

    A370 Test Methods and Definitions for Mechanical Testing of Steel Products

    A510 Specification for General Requirements for Wire Rods and Coarse Round Wire, Carbon Steel

    A510M Specification for General Requirements for Wire Rods and Coarse Round Wire, Carbon Steel (Metric)

    A700 Practices for Packaging, Marking, and Loading Methods for Steel Products for Shipment

    A706/A706M Specification for Low-Alloy Steel Deformed and Plain Bars for Concrete Reinforcement

    A751 Test Methods, Practices, and Terminology for Chemical Analysis of Steel Products

    E29 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to Determine Conformance with Specifications

    AWS Standard

    AWS D 1.4/D 1. Structural Welding Code--Reinforcing Steel

    U.S. Military Standard

    MIL-STD-129 Marking for Shipment and Storage

    U.S. Federal Standard

    Fed. Std. No.  Marking for Shipment (Civil Agencies)


    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30111900(Concrete reinforcement hardware)


    DOI: 10.1520/A0615_A0615M-08A

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