Know more about steel plate quality and steel properties The mechanical and physical properties of steel can vary greatly depending on its composition and percentage of impurities (such as phosphorous or sulfur). In this way, when you want to achieve better mechanical and physical properties, steel angle bar can be alloyed with other materials such as: chromium, cobalt, copper, molybdenum, nickel, nitrogen, selenium, tantalum, titanium, tungsten or vanadium. The composition and properties of steel pipe vary widely there are more than 3,500 steel alloys. Steel generally has lower carbon content than that found in iron, and fewer impurities than those found in other metals. All these grades cause different characteristics in physical, chemical and environmental properties to be achieved. Different types of steel are produced by Metal Supplier Singapore according to the properties required for its application. It should be considered that as the strength of the steel increases, its ductility decreases and that as the strength increases, the elasticity does not change. Being a material of industrialized and controlled production, the structural properties of steel generally have little variability. Variation coefficients of the order of 10 percent + / The properties of steel can be classified into 2 main branches: Mechanical properties: Refers to resistance, ductility and hardness and these, in turn, depend greatly on the type of alloy and composition of the steel hollow section itself. Plasticity: It is the ability of steel to retain its shape after being subjected to an effort. Steels chequered plate that are alloyed with small percentages of carbon are more plastic. Fragility: Refers to the ease with which steel can be broken when subjected to stress. When steel is alloyed, with a high percentage of carbon, it tends to be more brittle. Malleability: It is the property that the steel has to be rolled. This way, several stainless steel alloys tend to be additional malleable than others. Hardness: It is the resistance that a metal opposes to abrasive agents. The more carbon you add to steel flat bar alloy, the harder it will be. Tests on Brinel (HB) or Rockwel C (HRC) units are generally used to verify the degree of hardness. Tenacity: It is the concept that denotes the ability of steel to resist the application of an external force without breaking. In the case of steel with a medium carbon concentration, the toughness tends to be higher. Physical properties: correspond to the density, electrical and thermal conductivity do not vary greatly from one alloy to another. Body: They include what is related to the weight, volume, mass and density of the steel. Thermal: There are three fundamental aspects of steel: its ability to conduct temperature (conduction), its potential to transfer heat (convection), and its ability to emit infrared rays into the medium (radiation). Electrical: Refers to the ability of steel to conduct electric current. Optics: In the case of steel, they denote its ability to reflect light or shine. An example of this is with the alloy required to achieve stainless steel, the higher its percentage of aluminum, the better the optical property. Magnetic: It is its ability to be induced or to induce an electromagnetic field. The higher the percentage of iron in the steel alloy the greater its ability to act as a magnet.