FE360B, A Common Steel

26/10/2018 education science

Fe360b material is a steel whose name indicates the composition that characterizes it. Fe360b steel is an alloy composed of iron and carbon, the latter in a percentage not higher than 2.06%. This type of material generally indicates iron, which is different from other types of steel for strength and hardness.

In the old designation (10025 of 1990) this type of steel indicated with the initials fe360b, which establishes the tensile strength. With the recent regulation (EN 10027-1 and ECISS IC 10 of the current standard UNI EN ISO 10025: 2005) the name of this material has been changed, and the previous code has been replaced with the following: S235JR, in this case the value numerical (235) no longer indicates traction but the minimum yield strength unit. The yield point indicates the stress relative to the point where the material begins to deform plastically and passes from a reversible elastic state to a plastic state. In cases of multi-axial stress, a yield point is not sufficient because it needs to indicate the combination of the stress components: infinite yield points describe in the stress space a surface called yield surface.

Properties of the material

Among the main properties that characterize the fe360b steel there is the one related to a high tenacity, which allows the material to be processed and welded optimally. Fe360b steel also has a mediocre mechanical resistance, yet it is extremely heat resistant thanks above all to the discrete hardness of the material, however it is poorly resistant to moisture. Steel more generally thanks to its strong expressiveness, is a material characterized by a lively elasticity and malleability, peculiarities that tend to enhance the structure of a project.

In addition, it is not to be underestimated that steel can be used well with other materials so as to exploit its performance e.g. when it is integrated with glass, which recreates fascinating transparencies if illuminated.

The uses

Fe360b steel, thanks to the above-mentioned properties, is particularly suitable for the construction of economical parts of machines and used in metal structures which generally can be not very stressed and not very demanding.

Steels of this type are mainly used in construction and carpentry.

Furthermore, this material is chosen because it is able to express the perfect synthesis between engineering and architecture, and thanks to this it is possible to realize highly advantageous and long-lasting constructions. The constructions made with the use of fe360b steel make it possible to transform buildings quickly and efficiently, including changes such as extensions, renovations and remodelling of spaces. It makes the steel a material that is not only adaptable but also perfectly flexible, able to cope with any type of intervention.

Fe360b steel plays a decisively important role in mechanical engineering, which depends above all on resistance and not on composition.

Fe360b, in addition to being considered construction steel, is used for details of machines that undergo little stress, is a highly forgeable material, used mainly for parts that do not undergo important bending. For optimum processing of this material, it is often chosen to use the cold drawing phase on it.