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  • ASTM
    A6/A6M-01b Standard Specification for General Requirements for Rolled Structural Steel Bars, Plates, Shapes, and Sheet Piling
    Edition: 2001
    Unlimited Users - 1 Loc per year

Description of ASTM-A6 2001

ASTM A6/A6M-01b

Historical Standard: ASTM A6/A6M-01b Standard Specification for General Requirements for Rolled Structural Steel Bars, Plates, Shapes, and Sheet Piling

SUPERSEDED (see Active link, below)


1. Scope

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

ASTM Designation 3 Title of Specification
A 36/A 36M Carbon Structural Steel
A 131/A 131M Structural Steel for Ships
A 242/A 242M High-Strength Low-Alloy Structural Steel
A 283/A 283M Low and Intermediate Tensile Strength Carbon Steel Plates
A 328/A 328M Steel Sheet Piling
A 514/A 514M High-Yield Strength, Quenched and Tempered Alloy Steel Plate Suitable for Welding
A 529/A 529M High-Strength Carbon-Manganese Steel of Structural Quality
A 572/A 572M High-Strength Low-Alloy Columbium-Vanadium Steel
A 573/A 573M Structural Carbon Steel Plates of Improved Toughness
A 588/A 588M High-Strength Low-Alloy Structural Steel with 50 ksi (345 MPa) Minimum Yield Point to 4 in. [100 mm] Thick
A 633/A 633M Normalized High-Strength Low-Alloy Structural Steel Plates
A 656/A 656M Hot-Rolled Structural Steel, High-Strength Low-Alloy Plate with Improved Formability
A 678/A 678M Quenched-and-Tempered Carbon and High-Strength Low-Alloy Structural Steel Plates
A 690/A 690M High-Strength Low-Alloy Steel H-Piles and Sheet Piling for Use in Marine Environments
A 709/A 709M Carbon and High-Strength Low-Alloy Structural Steel Shapes, Plates, and Bars and Quenched-and-Tempered Alloy Structural Steel Plates for Bridges
A 710/A 710M Age-Hardening Low-Carbon Nickel-Copper-Chromium-Molybdenum-Columbium Alloy Structural Steel Plates
A 769/A 769M Carbon and High-Strength Electric Resistance Welded Steel Structural Shapes
A 786/A 786M Rolled Steel Floor Plates
A 808/A 808M High-Strength Low-Alloy Carbon, Manganese, Columbium, Vanadium Steel of Structural Quality with Improved Notch Toughness
A 827/A 827M Plates, Carbon Steel, for Forging and Similar Applications
A 829/A 829M Plates, Alloy Steel, Structural Quality
A 830/A 830M Plates, Carbon Steel, Structural Quality, Furnished to Chemical Composition Requirements
A 852/A 852M Quenched and Tempered Low-Alloy Structural Steel Plate with 70 ksi [485 Mpa] Minimum Yield Strength to 4 in. [100 mm] Thick
A 857/A 857M Steel Sheet Piling, Cold Formed, Light Gage
A 871/A 871M High-Strength Low Alloy Structural Steel Plate with Atmospheric Corrosion Resistance
A 913/A 913M Specification for High-Strength Low-Alloy Steel Shapes of Structural Quality, Produced by Quenching and Self-Tempering Process (QST)
A 945/A 945M Specification for High-Strength Low-Alloy Structural Steel Plate with Low Carbon and Restricted Sulfur for Improved Weldability, Formability, and Toughness
A 992/A 992M Specification for Steel for Structural Shapes for Use in Building Framing

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 1--The 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 coiled product as a source of structural plates, shapes, sheet piling, and bars.

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

1.9 In case of any conflict in requirements, the requirements of the individual material specification shall prevail over those of this general 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 specification or the individual material specification.

1.11 For purposes of determining conformance with this specification and the various material specifications referenced in 1.1, values shall 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 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.

1.13 This specification and the applicable material specifications are expressed in both inch-pound units and SI units; however, unless the order specifies the applicable 'M' specification designation (SI units), the material shall be furnished to inch-pound units.

1.14 The text of this specification contains notes and/or footnotes 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.

ASTM Standards

A131/A131M Specification for Structural Steel for Ships

A370 Test Methods and Definitions for Mechanical Testing of Steel Products

A673/A673M Specification for Sampling Procedure for Impact Testing of Structural Steel

A700 Practices for Packaging, Marking, and Loading Methods for Steel Products for Shipment

A751 Test Methods, Practices, and Terminology for Chemical Analysis of Steel Products

A829/A829M Specification for Alloy Structural Steel Plates

A941 Terminology Relating to Steel, Stainless Steel, Related Alloys, and Ferroalloys

E29 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to Determine Conformance with Specifications

E112 Test Methods for Determining Average Grain Size

E208 Test Method for Conducting Drop-Weight Test to Determine Nil-Ductility Transition Temperature of Ferritic Steels


bars; general requirements; plates; rolled; shapes; sheet piling; structural steel;

ICS Code

ICS Number Code 77.140.60 (Steel bars and rods)

DOI: 10.1520/A0006_A0006M-01B

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