Active Standard ASTM A659 / A659M | Developed by Subcommittee: A01.19
Book of Standards Volume: 01.03
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This specification covers hot-rolled carbon steel sheet and strip, in coils and cut lengths. The cast or heat analysis of the steel shall conform to the chemical composition for copper, nickel, chromium, molybdenum, vanadium, and columbium. The bending properties are measured.
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1.1 This specification covers hot-rolled carbon steel (CS) sheet and strip, in coils and cut lengths, in which the maximum of the specified carbon range is over 0.15 and not over 0.25 % and the maximum of the specified manganese range is not over 0.90 %. This material is ordered to chemical composition.
1.2 This specification is not applicable to the steels covered by Specification A635/A635M.
1.3 The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance with the standard.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
A568/A568M Specification for Steel, Sheet, Carbon, Structural, and High-Strength, Low-Alloy, Hot-Rolled and Cold-Rolled, General Requirements for
A635/A635M Specification for Steel, Sheet and Strip, Heavy-Thickness Coils, Hot-Rolled, Alloy, Carbon, Structural, High-Strength Low-Alloy, and High-Strength Low-Alloy with Improved Formability, General Requirements for
A749/A749M Specification for Steel, Strip, Carbon and High-Strength, Low-Alloy, Hot-Rolled, General Requirements for
E527 Practice for Numbering Metals and Alloys in the Unified Numbering System (UNS)
Society of Automotive Engineers StandardJ 1086 Numbering Metals and Alloys
ICS Number Code 77.140.50 (Flat steel products and semi-products)