ASTM A656/A656M-10

    Standard Specification for Hot-Rolled Structural Steel, High-Strength Low-Alloy Plate with Improved Formability


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers three types and four strength grades of high-strength low-alloy, hot rolled structural steel plate for use in truck frames, brackets, crane booms, rail cars, and similar applications. Steels that conform to this specification offer improved formability. These steels are normally furnished in the as-rolled condition. The type and strength grade furnished is as agreed upon between the manufacturer and the purchaser. The types and strength grades are shown in the tables.


    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


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 77.140.50 (Flat steel products and semi-products)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30102204(Steel plate)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/A0656_A0656M-10

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    Citation Format

    ASTM A656 / A656M-10, Standard Specification for Hot-Rolled Structural Steel, High-Strength Low-Alloy Plate with Improved Formability, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2010, www.astm.org

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