Steel is a metal alloy that consists of iron and carbon. The level of carbon in steel determines its properties, such as hardness and ductility, which allow it to be used for a variety of purposes.
The most important components of steel are iron (Fe) and carbon (C). Other elements may include silicon (Si), manganese (Mn), sulfur (S), and phosphorus (P). These elements make up a very small amount of the total weight of steel, but they alter their properties because they each have different atomic structures. The other components in steel are all considered impurities that change the properties of steel to varying degrees.
Iron is by far the most abundant element in steel alloy, accounting for greater than 95% of the metal alloy by weight. The purest iron is virtually solid and very soft; however, it has high specific gravity and melts at almost 2700 degrees Fahrenheit (1500 degrees Celsius).
Iron can be combined with other elements to generate metallic alloys that are much harder and stronger than iron. One of the most common alloys is carbon steel, which consists of about 0.2% or less carbon and 98.8% or more iron.
Carbon steel is so named because it contains from 0.1 to 2 percent by weight of carbon, depending upon use. Carbon steel has a lower melting point than pure iron. Carbon steel is strong, hard, malleable, and ductile.
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Carbon steel has become a very important component of any building structure. It is one of the main materials used to construct tall buildings. It allows steel high-rise structures to be created at a competitive cost and with more weight-bearing strength than traditional reinforced concrete designs.
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They come with many advantages, including:
- Thinner cross-sections give more usable floor space.
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- Stronger than concrete in compression, but less dense so you can build taller structures that incorporate a higher percentage of window glass.
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