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Material Properties of S355 Steel - An Overview

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S355 is a non-alloy European standard (EN 10025-2) structural steel, most


commonly used after S235 where more strength is needed. It got great
weldability and machinability, let us see more mechanical details of this
steel.
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S355 Yield Strength

S355 is named based on it's minimum yield strength of 355 Mpa


(N/mm2), However the yield strength reduces when you go up in
thickness above 16 mm for flat products & hollow sections

Here is the table showing reduction in yield strength based on thickness


Up to 16 mm - 355 Mpa
16 mm < t ≤ 40 mm - 345 Mpa
40 mm < t ≤ 63 mm - 335 Mpa
63 mm < t ≤ 80 mm - 325 Mpa
80 mm < t ≤ 100 mm - 315 Mpa
100 mm < t ≤ 150 mm - 295 Mpa
S355 Tensile Strength

S355 ultimate tensile strength ranges also varies based on thickness.


Up to 3 mm - 510 Mpa to 680 Mpa
3 mm < t ≤ 100 mm - 470 Mpa to 630 Mpa
100 mm < t ≤ 150 mm - 450 Mpa to 600 Mpa

S355 Density

Density of S355 is 7850 kg/m3 like all other mild steel

S355 Hardness (Brinell Hardness - HB)

Hardness for S355 J2 ranges from 146 HB to 187 HB

S355 Young's Modulus

S355 Youngs's Modulus is 190 to 210 Gpa, in a conservative design go for


190 Gpa

S355 Equivalents

S355 EN 10025:1990 Equivalent

S355J2 → S355J2G4 (1.0577)


S355K2 → S355K2G4 (1.0596)
S355 DIN 17100 Equivalent
S355J0 → St 52-3 U
S355J2G3 → St 52-3 N
S355 ASTM Equivalent

S355 → A572 Grade 50 (Yield Strength 345 Mpa)


S355 Equivalent BS 4360 (British / Indian)

S355JR → 50 B
S355J0 → 50 C
S355J2G3 → 50 D

S355 Chemical Composition

Designation C% Si % Mn % P% S% N% Cu%
S355JR 0.24 0.55 1.6 0.035 0.035 0.012 0.55
S355J0 0.2 0.55 1.6 0.030 0.030 0.012 0.55
S355J2 0.2 0.55 1.6 0.025 0.025 - 0.55
S355K2 0.2 0.55 1.6 0.025 0.025 - 0.55

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