ASME SA36 carbon steel standard has only one grade SA36 carbon structure steel. Its carbon content less than 0.3%，it is considerably soft for easy forming, machining, welding. ASME SA36 steel is available in plates, bars, angle steel, channel steel,beams and angled cross-sections for use in riveted, bolted, or welded construction of bridges and buildings, and for general structural purposes.
ASME SA36 steel equivalent
China equivalent GB700 Q235, EN 10025 S235J2, DIN 17100 ST44-2, JIS G3101 SS400
ASME SA36 steel plates and bars chemical composition (%)
|Element||Plates thickness||Bars size|
|to 20mm||20 to 40mm||40 to 65mm||65 to 100mm||over 100mm||to 20mm||20 to 40mm||40 to 100mm||over 100mm|
|Silicon||0.40 max.||0.40 max.||0.15-0.40||0.15-0.40||0.15-0.40||0.40 max.||0.40 max.||0.40 max.||0.40 max.|
ASME SA36 steel plates and bars tensile requirement
|Tensile strength, kis [MPa]||58-80[400-550]|
|Yield strength, min, kis [MPa]||36|
|Elongation in 8 in. [200 mm], min, %||20|
|Elongation in 2 in. [50 mm], min, %||23|
ASME SA36 steel plates and bars application
Due to the relatively good strength, formability of ASME SA36 steel, and the fact that it can be easily welded, it is commonly used as a structural steel. It can be found in buildings, bridges and other large-scale structures. ASME SA36 carbon steel plate is ideal for grinding, tapping, drilling, punching and machining. A36 is often galvanized to prevent corrosion.