Need help? Chat now
Cart (0)
Search book title
Enter keywords for book title search
Search book content
Enter keywords for book content search
 Admin Code
 CADD File
 City Code
 Comprehensive Plan
 Conference Paper
 County Code
 DHS Documents
 Executive Regulation
 Federal Guideline
 Firm Content
 Land Use and Development
 Legislative Rule
 Local Amendment
 Local Code
 Local Document
 Local Regulation
 Local Standards
 Model Code
 Model Standard
 Rules & Regulations
 State Amendment
 State Code
 State Manual
 State Plan
 State Standards
 Study Guide
 Technical Bulletin
  • ASTM
    A6/A6M-13a Standard Specification for General Requirements for Rolled Structural Steel Bars, Plates, Shapes, and Sheet Piling
    Edition: 2013
    Unlimited Users - 1 Loc per year

Description of ASTM-A6/A6M 2013

1.1 This general requirements specification2 covers a group of common requirements that, unless otherwise specified in the applicable product specification, apply to rolled structural steel bars, plates, shapes, and sheet piling covered by each of the following product specifications issued by ASTM:


Title of Specification


Carbon Structural Steel


Structural Steel for Ships


High-Strength Low-Alloy Structural Steel


Low and Intermediate Tensile Strength Carbon Steel Plates


Steel Sheet Piling


High-Yield Strength, Quenched and Tempered Alloy Steel Plate Suitable for Welding


High-Strength Carbon-Manganese Steel of Structural Quality


High-Strength Low-Alloy Columbium-Vanadium Steel


Structural Carbon Steel Plates of Improved Toughness


High-Strength Low-Alloy Structural Steel with 50 ksi (345 MPa) Minimum Yield Point to 4 in. [100 mm] Thick


Normalized High-Strength Low-Alloy Structural Steel Plates


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


High-Strength Low-Alloy Steel H-Piles and Sheet Piling for Use in Marine Environments


Carbon and High-Strength Low-Alloy Structural Steel Shapes, Plates, and Bars and Quenched-and-Tempered Alloy Structural Steel Plates for Bridges


Age-Hardening Low-Carbon Nickel-Copper-Chromium-Mo-
lybdenum-Columbium Alloy Structural Steel Plates


Carbon and High-Strength Electric Resistance Welded Steel Structural Shapes


Rolled Steel Floor Plates


Plates, Carbon Steel, for Forging and Similar Applications


Plates, Alloy Steel, Structural Quality


Plates, Carbon Steel, Structural Quality, Furnished to Chemical Composition Requirements


Steel Sheet Piling, Cold Formed, Light Gage


High-Strength Low-Alloy Structural Steel Plate With Atmospheric Corrosion Resistance


High-Strength Low-Alloy Steel Shapes of Structural Quality, Produced by Quenching and Self-Tempering Process (QST)


High-Strength Low-Alloy Structural Steel Plate With Atmospheric Corrosion Resistance


High-Strength Low-Alloy Structural Steel Plate with Low Carbon and Restricted Sulfur for Improved Weldability, Formability, and Toughness


Fusion Bonded Epoxy-Coated Structural Steel H-Piles and Sheet Piling


Steel for Structural Shapes for Use in Building Framing


Structural Steel with Low Yield to Tensile Ratio for Use in Buildings


High-Strength Low-Alloy Structural Steel Plate Produced by Thermo-Mechanical Controlled Process (TMCP)

1.2 Annex A1 lists permitted variations in dimensions and mass (Note 1) in SI units. The values listed are not exact conversions of the values in Tables 1 to 31 inclusive but are, instead, rounded or rationalized values. Conformance to Annex A1 is mandatory when the “M” specification designation is used.

Note 1The term “weight” is used when inch-pound units are the standard; however, under SI, the preferred term is “mass.”

1.3 Annex A2 lists the dimensions of some shape profiles.

1.4 Appendix X1 provides information on coil as a source of structural products.

1.5 Appendix X2 provides information on the variability of tensile properties in plates and structural shapes.

1.6 Appendix X3 provides information on weldability.

1.7 Appendix X4 provides information on cold bending of plates, including suggested minimum inside radii for cold bending.

1.8 This general requirements specification also covers a group of supplementary requirements that are applicable to several of the above product specifications as indicated therein. Such requirements are provided for use where additional testing or additional restrictions are required by the purchaser, and apply only where specified individually in the purchase order.

1.9 In case of any conflict in requirements, the requirements of the applicable product specification prevail over those of this general requirements specification.

1.10 Additional requirements that are specified in the purchase order and accepted by the supplier are permitted, provided that such requirements do not negate any of the requirements of this general requirements specification or the applicable product specification.

1.11 For purposes of determining conformance with this general requirements specification and the applicable product specification, values are to be rounded to the nearest unit in the right-hand place of figures used in expressing the limiting values in accordance with the rounding method of Practice E29.

1.12 The text of this general requirements 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.

1.13 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 are not exact equivalents; therefore, each system is to be used independently of the other, without combining values in any way.

1.14 This general requirements specification and the applicable product specification are expressed in both inch-pound units and SI units; however, unless the order specifies the applicable “M” specification designation (SI units), the structural product is furnished to inch-pound units.

1.15 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

This book also exists in the following packages...

Year Publisher Title Annual Price
[+] $2,632.00 Buy
[+] $7,022.00 Buy
[+] $586.00 Buy
[+] $4,297.00 Buy

Subscription Information ASTM Standards subscriptions are annual and access is unlimited concurrency based (number of people that can access the subscription at any given time) from single office location. For pricing on multiple office location ASTM Standards Subscriptions, please contact us at or +1 800.798.9296.


Some features of ASTM Standards Subscriptions are:

- Online access: With’ s web based subscription service no downloads or installations are required. Access ASTM Standards from any browser on your computer, tablet or smart phone.

- Immediate Access: As soon as the transaction is completed, your ASTM Standards Subscription will be ready for access.


For any further information on ASTM Standards Subscriptions, please contact us at or +1 800.798.9296.


About ASTM

ASTM International, formerly known as the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), is a globally recognized leader in the development and delivery of international voluntary consensus standards. Today, some 12,000 ASTM standards are used around the world to improve product quality, enhance safety, facilitate market access and trade, and build consumer confidence. ASTM’s leadership in international standards development is driven by the contributions of its members: more than 30,000 of the world’s top technical experts and business professionals representing 150 countries. Working in an open and transparent process and using ASTM’s advanced electronic infrastructure, ASTM members deliver the test methods, specifications, guides, and practices that support industries and governments worldwide.