Mild steel plate A36 material
ASTM A36 Steel Properties
ASTM A36 mild steel has a yield strength of 36,000 psi and an allowable bending stress of 22,000 psi. The properties of ASTM A36 steel allow it to deform steadily as stress is increased beyond its yield strength. This ductility allows buildings to stand long after the limits of a structure have been met in an emergency, allowing the inhabitants to exit safely before collapse. Other high-performance steels, such as bridge strand, are extremely strong but brittle, and there is minimum deformation before the bridge strand breaks violently.
Mild steel plate A36 uses
As mentioned, ASTM A36 is the most common type of steel alloy. It is used for most building components, including columns, beams, decking and finish elements. The ductility of ASTM A36 doesn't allow the alloy to be used as cable, and it should not be used as reinforcing bar (rebar). Nevertheless, the majority of other uses are perfect for ASTM A36.