# Spheroidized and Cold Drawn (+AC+C) 1.5515 Steel

EN 1.5515 +AC+C steel is EN 1.5515 steel in the spheroidized and cold-drawn condition. The graph bars on the material properties cards below compare EN 1.5515 +AC+C steel to: EN wrought 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 10 ^{6} psi*

Elongation at Break

11 *%*

Fatigue Strength

270 *MPa* 39 *x 10 ^{3} psi*

Poisson's Ratio

0.29

Reduction in Area

64 *%*

Shear Modulus

72 *GPa* 11 *x 10 ^{6} psi*

Shear Strength

340 *MPa* 49 *x 10 ^{3} psi*

Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS)

570 *MPa* 82 *x 10 ^{3} psi*

Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof)

440 *MPa* 64 *x 10 ^{3} psi*

## Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion

250 *J/g*

Maximum Temperature: Mechanical

400 *°C* 760 *°F*

Melting Completion (Liquidus)

1460 *°C* 2660 *°F*

Melting Onset (Solidus)

1420 *°C* 2580 *°F*

Specific Heat Capacity

470 *J/kg-K* 0.11 *BTU/lb-°F*

Thermal Conductivity

48 *W/m-K* 28 *BTU/h-ft-°F*

Thermal Expansion

13 *µm/m-K*

## Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume

7.1 *% IACS*

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific)

8.2 *% IACS*

## Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price

1.9 *% relative*

Density

7.8 *g/cm ^{3}* 490

*lb/ft*

^{3}Embodied Carbon

1.4 *kg CO _{2}/kg material*

Embodied Energy

19 *MJ/kg* 8.0 *x 10 ^{3} BTU/lb*

Embodied Water

47 *L/kg* 5.6 *gal/lb*

## Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work)

59 *MJ/m ^{3}*

Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience)

510 *kJ/m ^{3}*

Stiffness to Weight: Axial

13 *points*

Stiffness to Weight: Bending

24 *points*

Strength to Weight: Axial

20 *points*

Strength to Weight: Bending

19 *points*

Thermal Diffusivity

13 *mm ^{2}/s*

Thermal Shock Resistance

17 *points*

## Alloy Composition

Fe | 97.8 to 98.9 | |

Mn | 0.6 to 0.9 | |

C | 0.35 to 0.4 | |

Si | 0.15 to 0.3 | |

Cr | 0 to 0.3 | |

Cu | 0 to 0.25 | |

P | 0 to 0.025 | |

S | 0 to 0.025 | |

B | 0.00080 to 0.0050 |

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

## Followup Questions

## Further Reading

Boron in Steel, S. K. Banerji and J. E. Morral (editors), 1980

EN 10263-4: Steel rod, bars and wire for cold heading and cold extrusion - Part 4: Technical delivery conditions for steels for quenching and tempering

Manufacture and Uses of Alloy Steels, Henry D. Hibbard, 2005

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

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