15CDV6 Alloy Steel - Properties and Applications

By AZoM Editors

Table of Contents

15CDV6 Alloy Steel
Chemical Composition
Mechanical Properties
About Dynamic Metals


Steels containing other metals such as iron, chromium, nickel, manganese, tungsten, or vanadium are called alloy steels. The characteristics of alloy steel depends on the elements added to the steel. This steel finds application in jet engines, nuclear reactors, electric motors and transformers.

15CDV6 Alloy Steel

The 15CDV6 alloy steel is a low carbon steel with excellent yield strength. It features very good toughness and weldability. Welding can be carried out without the need for subsequent heat treatment and there is only negligible loss of properties during welding. 15CDV6 alloy steel has a density of 7.8 g/cm3.


The 15CDV6 alloy steel is available in the following specifications:

  • W.Nr 1.7734
  • AIR 9160C
  • GT1000

Chemical Composition

The chemical composition of 15CDV6 alloy steel is summarized in the following table.

Element Min Max
C 0.12 0.18
Si - 0.20
Mn 0.80 1.10
S - 0.015
P - 0.020
Cr 1.25 1.50
Mo 0.80 1.00
V 0.20 0.30

Mechanical Properties

The mechanical properties of 15CDV6 alloy steel are tabulated below.

0.2% Proof Stress
Tensile Strength
1.7734.2 (Annealed)
197 HB
550 MPA Min.
700 MPA Min.
13 % Min.
790 MPA Min.
980-1180 MPA Min.
11 % Min.
930 MPA Min.
1080-1250 MPA Min.
10 % Min.


The typical applications of 15CDV6 alloy steel include:

  • Roll cages
  • Pressure vessels
  • Rocket motor casings
  • Subframes
  • Track and push rods
  • Wishbones
  • Uprights
  • Suspension components
  • Motorsport applications

About Dynamic Metals

Dynamic Metals sources and supplies high-grade metals with no minimum order quantities and with absolute commitment to customer service. With our extensive experience as specialist metal suppliers, the Dynamic Metals team has the knowledge, expertise and contacts to advise and supply you with a comprehensive range of aerospace-grade metals. These can be supplied with no minimum order charges and, in most cases, same-day or next-day delivery.

This information has been sourced, reviewed and adapted from materials provided by Dynamic Metals.

For more information on this source, please visit Dynamic Metals

Date Added: Jun 24, 2011 | Updated: Jun 11, 2013
Ask A Question

Do you have a question you'd like to ask regarding this article?

Leave your feedback