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AISI 8740
Category Steel
Class Alloy steel
Type Standard
Common Names Nickel-chromium-molybdenum steel
Designations  Germany: DIN 1.6546
Italy: UNI 40 NiCrMo 2 KB
United Kingdom: B.S. Type 7
United States: AMS 6322 , AMS 6322F , AMS 6323 , AMS 6323D , AMS 6325 , AMS 6325D , AMS 6327 , AMS 6327D , AMS 6358 , AMS 6358B , ASTM A322 , ASTM A331 , ASTM A505 , ASTM A519 , MIL SPEC MIL-S-6049 , SAE J404 , SAE J412 , SAE J770 , UNS G87400

Composition

ElementWeight %
C  0.38-0.43 
Mn  0.75-1.00 
P  0.035 (max) 
S  0.04 (max) 
Si  0.15-0.30 
Cr  0.40-0.60 
Ni  0.40-0.70 
Mo  0.20-0.30 

Mechanical Properties

Properties Conditions 
T (°C)Treatment
Density (×1000 kg/m3) 7.7-8.03 25  
Poisson's Ratio 0.27-0.30 25  
Elastic Modulus (GPa) 190-210 25  
Tensile Strength (Mpa) 695.0  25  annealed at 815°C  more
Yield Strength (Mpa) 415.8 
Elongation (%) 22.2 
Reduction in Area (%) 46.4 
Hardness (HB) 201  25  annealed at 815°C more
Impact Strength (J)
(Izod)
40  25  annealed at 815°C  more
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