This specification covers rolled steel structural shapes for use in building framing or bridges, or for general structural purposes. Heat analysis shall be used to determine the percentage of carbon, manganese, phosphorus, sulfur, vanadium, nickel, chromium, molybdenum, columbium, and copper for the required chemical composition. Tension test shall be used to evaluate the required tensile properties such as tensile strength, yield strength and elongation.
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1.1 This specification covers rolled steel structural shapes for use in building framing or bridges, or for general structural purposes.
1.2 Supplementary requirements are provided for use where additional testing or additional restrictions are required by the purchaser. Such requirements apply only when specified in the purchase order.
1.3 When the steel is to be welded, a welding procedure suitable for the grade of steel and intended use or service is to be utilized. See Appendix X3 of Specification A6/A6M for information on weldability.
1.4 The values stated in either inch-pound units or SI units are to be regarded separately as standard. Within the text, the SI units are shown in brackets. 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.
1.5 The text of this specification contains notes or footnotes, or both, that provide explanatory material; such notes and footnotes, excluding those in tables and figures, do not contain any mandatory requirements.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
A6/A6M Specification for General Requirements for Rolled Structural Steel Bars, Plates, Shapes, and Sheet Piling
bridges; building framing; shapes; structural steel; welded construction Bridge/structural materials; Building design and construction--specifications; Building framing; Building materials/applications--specifications; Rolled steel--specifications; Structural steel (SS) shapes--specifications; Welded steel materials/applications--specifications; “W” shapes;
ICS Number Code 91.080.10 (Metal structures)
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