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Steels with only carbon as their specific alloying element are known as carbon steels. Traces of 0.4% silicon and 1.2% manganese can be found in these steels. Carbon steels also contain small quantities of copper, nickel, molybdenum, aluminium and chromium.
The following datasheet provides an overview of AISI 1015 carbon steel.
The chemical composition of AISI 1015 carbon steel is outlined in the following table.
The following table shows the physical properties of AISI 1015 carbon steel.
The mechanical properties of the cold drawn AISI 1015 carbon steel are displayed in the following table.
|Bulk modulus (typical for steel)
|Shear modulus (typical for steel)
|Elongation at break (In 50 mm)
|Reduction of area
|Hardness, Knoop (converted from Brinell hardness)
|Hardness, Rockwell B (converted from Brinell hardness)
|Hardness, Vickers (converted from Brinell hardness)
|Machinability (based on AISI 1212 steel as 100 machinability. The machinability of Group I bar, rod, and wire products can be improved by cold drawing.)
The thermal properties of AISI 1015 carbon steel are given in the following table.
|Thermal expansion co-efficient (@0.000-100°C/32.0-212°F)
|Thermal conductivity (estimated based on similar materials)
||360 BTU in/hr.ft².°F|
Equivalent materials to AISI 1015 carbon steel are listed in the following table.
||ASTM A512 (1015, MT 1015)
|ASTM A519 (1015, MT 1015)
||ASTM A549 (1015)
||ASTM A575 (M1015)
||ASTM A659 (1015)
||ASTM A787 (MT 1015)
||ASTM A513 (MT 1015)|
|FED QQ-S-698 (C1015)
||MIL SPEC MJL-S-16974
AISI 1015 carbon steel can be used in forged, cold-headed or cold-formed parts which are low strength with wear resistant and hard surfaces.