ASTM A537 Class 2

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Steel for Pressure Vessel Plates, Heat-Treated, Carbon-Manganese- Silicon Steel

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7.8 - 7.9 g/cm³

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typical for low carbon steel



Elastic modulus

200 - 215 GPa

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20 - 22 %

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Poisson's ratio

0.29 [-]

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Shear modulus

82 GPa

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Tensile strength

485 - 690 MPa

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range depending on the thickness

Yield strength

315 - 415 MPa

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ReH, min. values depending on the thickness, If not apparent, the yield strength Rp0.2 is measured



Coefficient of thermal expansion

1.32e-05 - 1.38e-05 1/K

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Max service temperature

500 °C

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Melting point

1480 - 1526 °C

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Specific heat capacity

465 J/(kg·K)

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Thermal conductivity

25 - 93 W/(m·K)

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Electrical resistivity

1.43e-07 - 1.74e-07 Ω·m

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Chemical properties



0.24 %

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0.25 - 0.29 %

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0.35 - 0.38 %

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0.64 - 1.72 %

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0.08 - 0.09 %

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0.25 - 0.28 %

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0.025 %

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0.13 - 0.55 %

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0.025 %

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Technological properties

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