The promotion of knowledge, the stimulation of research, and the development of specifications, test methods, terminology, and other types of standards relating to cast or wrought steels, stainless steels and related alloys and ferrous alloys.
Areas of Interest: The Committee's interest includes the following materials: carbon and alloy steels, tool steels, tin mill products, corrosion and heat-resistant alloys, super-strength alloys, and clad steels.
The Committee, unless specifically requested by the Chairman of the Committee having prime responsibility, is not concerned with materials which are the interest to Committees; A06 on Magnetic Properties, B02 on Nonferrous Metals and Alloys, B04 on Metallic Materials for Thermostats and for Electrical Resistance, Heating, and Contacts; and F04 on Surgical Implants.
The Committee specifically excludes the following areas of interest:
* Aluminum-coated, zinc-coated, or terne-coated steel products covered by Committee A05.
* Alloys in those forms for which the principal use results from specifically controlled electrical resistance, thermal expansion, or magnetic characteristics which pertain to electrical resistance devices, electrical contacts, thermostats, and electrical steel.
* Materials for surgical implants.
Policy on Material Specification Coverage: The material specifications prepared by the Committee are available for use by producers and users anywhere in the world. To maintain a practical limit to the amount of committee effort, the Committee will prepare and administer specifications within its expertise. Requests for new specifications or standards or for new grades or types of material should be supported by a regulatory body, a code-writing body or a member of ASTM.
A722; High Strength Steel Bars; Pre-Stressed Concrete; Cold Stressed and Stress Relieved
Currently, ASTM A722 covers high strength steel bars for pre-stressed concrete, and requires the specific process of cold stressing and stress relieving to meet the prescribed mechanical properties in the spec. Suppliers have been using alternative methods to supply such bars so a new spec is required.
The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this