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RE: Galvanized Structural Steel A440

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A440 refers to ASTM A440 "High Strength Steel".  Information can be found in
the AISC "Manual of Steel Construction, Sixth Edition" (1963) where it has a
published yield strength of 42 ksi.  It also is referenced in the seventh
edition (1970) where the yield strength varies from 42 ksi to 50 ksi
depending on the shape group per ASTM A6.

The following comment with respect to weldability appears in seventh edition
"...., with the exception of ASTM A440 steel which is not recommended for
welding by AISC".  A similar comment is found in the sixth edition.


Harry Olive, P.E.
Neill and Gunter  

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	David Hall [SMTP:Dahl(--nospam--at)]
> Sent:	Friday, October 01, 1999 12:36 PM
> To:	seaint(--nospam--at)
> Subject:	Galvanized Structural Steel A440
> We are analyzing a sub station dead end tower that specifies the above
> referenced grade of steel.  ASD Table 1 page 1-7 references an A441
> designation.  The tower was originally designed in 1965.  Is this a typo
> on the original plans?  If not where can I obtain information for this
> type of steel.  The member in question is a steel angle.
> Thank you for your assistance
> David A. Hall, S.E., P.E.
> Senior Structural Engineer
> David Evans and Associates, Inc.
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