Percentage of carbon in plain carbon steel - Basic Mechanical Engineering

Q.  What is the percentage of carbon in plain carbon steel?
- Published on 01 Sep 15

a. 60 to 80%
b. Less than 1.7%
c. Less than 7%
d. None of the above

ANSWER: Less than 1.7%


  • s.selvakumar   -Posted on 01 Jul 16
    Very useful in rrb exam
  • Sravanthi   -Posted on 06 Nov 15
    - Plain carbon steel consists of Iron, Carbon and Manganese.

    - Plain carbon steel consists of 96-99% Iron, less than 1.7% of Carbon and less than 1.5% of Manganese.

    - Different types of plain carbon steels are: Low carbon steels (carbon less than 0.3%), medium carbon steels (carbon content between (0.3% - 0.6%)and high carbon steels (carbon above 0.6%).

    - Plain carbon steels are ductile and have high fatigue strength. They have poor wear resistance and cannot be casted into intricate shapes.

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