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EN 1.0471 (20MnNb6) Non-Alloy Steel

EN 1.0471 steel is a carbon (non-alloy) steel formulated for primary forming into wrought products. Cited properties are appropriate for the normalized condition. 1.0471 is the EN numeric designation for this material. 20MnNb6 is the EN chemical designation.

It has a moderately high embodied energy and a moderately high base cost among wrought carbon or non-alloy steels.

The graph bars on the material properties cards below compare EN 1.0471 steel to: wrought carbon or non-alloy steels (top), all iron alloys (middle), and the entire database (bottom). A full bar means this is the highest value in the relevant set. A half-full bar means it's 50% of the highest, and so on.

Mechanical Properties

Brinell Hardness

170

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus

190 GPa 27 x 106 psi

Elongation at Break

23 %

Fatigue Strength

270 MPa 39 x 103 psi

Impact Strength: V-Notched Charpy

38 J 28 ft-lb

Poisson's Ratio

0.29

Shear Modulus

73 GPa 11 x 106 psi

Shear Strength

360 MPa 53 x 103 psi

Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS)

580 MPa 83 x 103 psi

Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof)

380 MPa 55 x 103 psi

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion

250 J/g

Maximum Temperature: Mechanical

400 °C 750 °F

Melting Completion (Liquidus)

1460 °C 2660 °F

Melting Onset (Solidus)

1420 °C 2590 °F

Specific Heat Capacity

470 J/kg-K 0.11 BTU/lb-°F

Thermal Conductivity

52 W/m-K 30 BTU/h-ft-°F

Thermal Expansion

12 µm/m-K

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume

7.2 % IACS

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific)

8.2 % IACS

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price

2.2 % relative

Density

7.8 g/cm3 490 lb/ft3

Embodied Carbon

1.5 kg CO2/kg material

Embodied Energy

20 MJ/kg 8.4 x 103 BTU/lb

Embodied Water

48 L/kg 5.7 gal/lb

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work)

120 MJ/m3

Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience)

390 kJ/m3

Stiffness to Weight: Axial

13 points

Stiffness to Weight: Bending

24 points

Strength to Weight: Axial

20 points

Strength to Weight: Bending

20 points

Thermal Diffusivity

14 mm2/s

Thermal Shock Resistance

18 points

Alloy Composition

Iron (Fe) 97.4 to 98.8
Manganese (Mn) 1.0 to 1.5
Silicon (Si) 0.15 to 0.35
Copper (Cu) 0 to 0.3
Carbon (C) 0 to 0.22
Niobium (Nb) 0.015 to 0.1
Aluminum (Al) 0 to 0.060
Phosphorus (P) 0 to 0.025
Sulfur (S) 0 to 0.010

All values are % weight. Ranges represent what is permitted under applicable standards.

Followup Questions

Similar Alloys

Further Reading

EN 10216-2: Seamless steel tubes for pressure purposes - Technical delivery conditions - Part 2: Non-alloy and alloy steel tubes with specified elevated temperature properties

Creep-Resistant Steels, Fujio Abe et al. (editors), 2008

Microstructure of Steels and Cast Irons, Madeleine Durand-Charre, 2004

Pressure Vessels: External Pressure Technology, 2nd ed., Carl T. F. Ross, 2011

Carbon Steel Handbook, D. Gandy, 2007

ASM Specialty Handbook: Carbon and Alloy Steels, J. R. Davis (editor), 1996

Ferrous Materials: Steel and Cast Iron, Hans Berns and Werner Theisen, 2008

Steels: Processing, Structure, and Performance, 2nd ed., George Krauss, 2015