November 2011 General Notes - 3 Nucor-Yamato Steel
Data contained within this catalog is current as of January 2011,however, revisions of this catalog, in whole or in part, may be issued in the future.This catalog or any part thereof may be reproduced without permission provided thatthe reproduced pages, or portions of pages, are clearly marked and identified with thelatest revision date and with Nucor-Yamato Steel Company as the source.The information contained within this catalog has been prepared in accordance withrecognized engineering principles and is for general information only. While it isbelieved to be accurate, this information should be used only when supplemented bycompetent and qualified professional judgment. Anyone making use of this informationassumes all liability arising from such use.The wide flange (W) beams and H-piles (HP) listed in this catalog are rolled at specificintervals determined by Nucor-Yamato Steel. Some shapes are rolled less frequentlythan others. Contact Nucor-Yamato Steel or refer to the regularly published ProposedRolling Schedule to determine the current rolling frequency. Information is available onthe 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.
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, except for shapes with a nominalweight of less than 100 lb/ft, in which variation shall range from -2.5% to 3.0% from thetheoretical cross section area or specified nominal weight. The cross-sectional areavalues listed are as published, except where no publication of such values could be