Common Structural Steels & their Applications

Table M1 - Common Structural Steels - Mott (1996)

Alloy Application
A36 Carbon steel, commercially available shapes, plates, and bars, bridges, buildings and general structural purposes
A242 High strength low-alloy steel, shapes, plates, and bars (lighter than A36), general structural purposes, corrosion resistance
A514 High strength low-alloy steel, bridges and similar structures
A572 General purpose, shapes, plates and bars


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