November 2008 General Notes - 4
The wide flange (W) beams, standard (S) beams, standard (C) &miscellaneous (MC) channels, angles (L) and H-piles (HP) listed in this catalog arerolled at specific intervals determined by Nucor-Yamato Steel. Some shapes are rolledless frequently than others. Contact Nucor-Yamato Steel or refer to the regularlypublished Proposed Rolling Schedule to determine the current rolling frequency.Information is available on the Nucor-Yamato Steel website, www.nucoryamato.com.Our structural shapes conform to ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials)A6/A6M structural steel specifications, latest edition. However, we may furnish steelconforming to other specifications by special request. Contact us for productavailability, rolling frequency and other pertinent information.In regards to rolling and cutting tolerances, they are in accordance with acceptedstandards.Concerning W and HP shapes, the inside and outside surfaces of the flanges areparallel to each other. The inside flange surfaces of S and C shapes haveapproximately a 16-2/3 % slope. The slope of the inside flange surfaces of MC shapesvaries.
We use the standard AISI (American Iron and Steel Institute)nomenclature throughout the catalog. For example, W24x55, C15x40, MC12x45, andHP12x53. Please use this type of notation when placing your order.
The Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988 (Public Law100-418) stipulates that the United States designates the metric system as the preferredmeasurement system for trade and commerce. In cooperation with this metricationeffort, this catalog contains both inch-pound and SI metric units for dimensions andproperties of shapes produced by Nucor-Yamato Steel Company.
Weights, Dimensions And Properties
We compute the weightsof rolled steel shapes on the basis that a cubic foot of steel weighs 490 pounds and acubic meter of steel has a mass of 7850 kilograms. The weights of the shapes havebeen calculated from their theoretical dimensions as published in ASTM A6/A6M, andare rounded off to the nearest pound, except where we have otherwise indicated. Inaccordance with standard industry practices, the fillets and/or the rounded edges havebeen included in our computation of the weights and properties. In accordance withASTM A6/A6M, the cross-sectional area or weight (mass) of each shape shall not varymore than 2.5% from theoretical or specified amounts. The cross-sectional area valueslisted are as published, except where no publication of such values could be found.These values are calculated based upon nominal dimensions and are indicated with anasterisk.
Rolling Practice and Rolling Tolerances
Universal mills areused for rolling W, S, and HP shapes. The thickness of the flange and the web may bechanged with corresponding changes in the beam depth and flange width.