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Steel grade question

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by sandawgk5, Sep 8, 2005.

  1. sandawgk5

    sandawgk5 3/4 ton status

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    I was looking at some plate steel 3/8x3x17 it was 1018 cold rolled steel. My question is is this a good quality steel for making shackles and things of that sort out of?

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    Ira
     
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    should do the trick

    check out matweb for material properties. lots of info there, but as with any internet source, there are variations and errors. i have had some different properties in some of my materials books than listed on the website. however, they were not too different to cause concern.
     
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    pressure = force/area

    3/8" x bolt diameter
    force: say 1/2 the vehicle weight or more (factor of safety)

    yields psi

    compare to yield strength of the material in question. check the bolt as well (hint)
     
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    Thanks I figured 9/16 hardware and used 3500 as a rough number for weight and came up with just under 18,000 psi. According to the link 1018 cold rolled is good to tensile yield of 53,000 psi so I think it would be ok to use.

    If I am wrong please let me know.

    Ira
     

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