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Heat-Treated (Quenched and Tempered) Structural Steel

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ASTM A514 Grade H

High-Yield-Strength, Quenched and Tempered Alloy
Steel Plate

General Product Description

ASTM A514 Grade H is a quenched and tempered alloy steel plate for structural applications
requiring high yield strength combined with good formability and toughness. A514 Grade H has
a minimum yield strength of 100 ksi [690 MPa] and may be ordered with supplemental Charpy
V-notch impact test requirements.
Applications: Typical applications for A514 Grade H include transport trailers, construction
equipment, crane booms, mobile man-lifts, agricultural equipment, heavy vehicle frames and
chassis, and welded bridge structural members.
Dimensions Available:
Thickness: 1.375” – 1.5” (34.9 mm – 38.1 mm)
Width: 72” - 102” (1,829mm – 2,591 mm)
Length: 240” - 600” (6.10m – 15.2 m)
Standard plate thicknesses available (96” wide x 240” pattern size) include 1-3/8” and 1-1/2”
(34.9, and 38.1 mm).

Mechanical Properties
Tensile Test is performed in the transverse direction according to ASTM A6 requirements. The
minimum values are tabulated below:
0.2% YS ksi Elongation in 2” Reduction of
UTS ksi [MPa]
[MPa], min. [50 mm], min. % Area, min. %
100 [690] 110 to 130 [760 to 895] 16 35

Charpy V-Notch Impact Toughness requirements may be ordered as a supplementary

requirement. A minimum Charpy V-notch impact energy value of 20 ft-lbs [27 J] at -50°F [-45°C]
in longitudinal specimens is a typical supplemental impact toughness requirement. Please
inquire for applications requiring a specified minimum impact toughness.

Chemical Composition
Meets chemical requirements of ASTM A514 Grade H, as shown below (wt % ladle analysis):
C Mn P S Si Cr Mo V B
Typ. Typ.
Min. 0.12 0.95 - - 0.20 0.40 0.20 0.03 0.0005
0.56 0.46
Max. 0.21 1.30 0.035 0.008* 0.35 0.65 0.30 0.08 0.005
* Note that SSAB’s S level is more restrictive than ASTM specification requirements for A514 Grade H

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Thickness, width, and length tolerances for A514 Grade H steel plate are in accordance with the
requirements of ASTM A6. The flatness tolerance for as supplied product is ½ ASTM A6.

Delivery Condition
ASTM A514 Grade H is supplied in the quenched and tempered condition.

Fabrication and Other Recommendations

Weldability: Welding of A514 Grade H shall be performed in accordance with the applicable
welding code. In the absence of a specified welding code, the following suggested minimum
preheat and interpass temperatures and welding consumables are provided. Special welding
consumables and welding procedures may be required to match the base metal toughness.
Low hydrogen practices are strongly recommended, including the removal of surface moisture.
A514 Grade H may be susceptible to reheat cracking in the heat-affected zone of welds during
stress relieving or postweld heat treatment. As a result, SSAB recommends that a qualified
welding engineer consider this potential before stress relieving weldments of this product.

Minimum Preheat and

Welding Process Thickness, in [mm] Consumables
Interpass Temperature
Shielded Metal Arc AWS E10015-X, E10016-X,
>3/4” [19] – 1.5” [38.1] 150oF [65oC]
(SMAW) E10018-X, E10018-M
Gas Metal Arc
>3/4” [19] – 1.5” [38.1] 150oF [65oC] AWS ER110S-XXX-XX
Submerged Arc AWS F11XX-EXXX-XX,
>3/4” [19] – 1.5” [38.1] 150oF [65oC]
Flux Cored Arc AWS E11XTX-X,
>3/4” [19]– 1.5” [38.1] 150oF [65oC]

Formability: A514 Grade H material exhibits good cold forming characteristics. Shear burrs
and heat-affected zones of thermal cut edges on or near the bend axis as well as sharp corners
on edges and on gas cut or punched holes located on or adjacent to the bend axis should be
removed by grinding prior cold forming. The following recommended minimum inside bend
radius, R, and die width opening, W, as a function of bending orientation are provided:

Bend axis perpendicular Bend axis parallel

to rolling direction to rolling direction 
Thickness Min. Inside Min. Inside
Die width W Die width W
in [mm] Radius, R Radius, R
>1.00” – 1.5”
4.5t 12t 6.75t 16t
[>25.4 – 38.1]

Contact Information
For sales information, please call 877-294-3858 (Southern USA & Mexico), 800-340-5566
(Western and Central USA), 800-383-9031 (North Central USA), and 888-576-8530 (Northeast
USA & Canada) or consult