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If you check the table for A440 on page 5-156 of the 6th edition it does list
shapes, plate, and bars.  However, shapes are divided into three groups.  The
footnote on the adjacent page regarding shapes states that group III is one
range of W-shapes, group II another range of W-shapes as well as angles over
3/4" thick, and group I as "all shapes except those listed in groups II and
III".  Since 3/4+" thick angles are mentioned in Group II it would make sense
that thinner angles are included in group I.

Harold Sprague <harold.sprague(--nospam--at)> on 10/01/99 12:33:18 PM

Please respond to seaint(--nospam--at)

To:   "'seaint(--nospam--at)'" <seaint(--nospam--at)>
cc:    (bcc: Jack Creviston/Franklin/Kawneer)
Subject:  RE: Galvanized Structural Steel A440


Granted, the A440 and A441 is in the 6th Ed AISC Manual, and is listed for
shapes, plates, and bars, but I doubt it was ever rolled for angles.  The
6th Ed only gives load tables for A36 angle only.  The only load tables for
A440 in the 6th Ed is for column base plates.

When in doubt, pull a coupon and test it.

Harold Sprague
The Neenan Company

-----Original Message-----
From: David Hall [mailto:Dahl(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Friday, October 01, 1999 10:40 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Re: RE: Galvanized Structural Steel A440

It is listed in the AISC 6th addition.  Thank you Jack Ceviston for the

>>> Harold Sprague <harold.sprague(--nospam--at)> 10/01 9:15 AM >>>

I have analyzed and designed towers for telecommunications and for
electrical T&D, and when it comes to hot rolled angle shapes, it has always
been A36.  I have no idea what mill ever would have run any angle other than

I also don't know what an ASTM A440 steel is.  It is not listed in ASTM.

It may have been intended for the bolts.  The ASTM A449 bolts are commonly
used in towers in lieu of ASTM A325.  The 449's allow them to skirt the A325
installation requirements, the A449's also have threads all the way to the
head.  They carry fewer bolts in the bolt bags, and they go to snug tight

Harold Sprague
The Neenan Company