ASTM A36 plate is a low carbon steel that provides strength and formability. A36 is easy to machine and fabricate and provide for a strong weld. A36 can be galvanized provicding corrosion resistance and us use in various construction as structural steel.
A36 is used in a variety of applications with various thickness and corrosion resistance needed. Some uses for A36 are,
Metal buildings, warehouses, industrial and commercial structures
Cabinets, enclosures and housings
Pipe and tubing
A36 steel in plates, bars, and shapes with a thickness of less than 8 in (203 mm) has a minimum yield strength of 36,000 psi (250 MPa) and ultimate tensile strength of 58,000–80,000 psi (400–550 MPa). Plates thicker than 8 in have a 32,000 psi (220 MPa) yield strength and the same ultimate tensile strength of 58,000–80,000 psi (400–550 MPa). The Electrical Resistance of A36 is 0.0000153 ohm/cm. A36 bars and shapes maintain their ultimate strength up to 650 °F (343 °C). Afterward, the minimum strength drops off from 58,000 psi (400 MPa): 54,000 psi (370 MPa) at 700 °F (371 °C); 45,000 psi (310 MPa) at 750 °F (399 °C); 37,000 psi (260 MPa) at 800 °F (427 °C).