Dear Mr. Champaigne,
Seasons Greetings to you.
I work for one of the truck majors in India. Our scope in shotpeening is limited to engine Connecting Rods. The design is to peen using SS460 shots.
Due to process constraints, we are looking forward to peen ConRods with SS330 shots. Is this right in the first place?
I remember to have read an article in MFN Journal (which I failed to preserve) that the depth of compressive stress is related to the shot size, owing to the mass and the resultant velocity. If you could clarify on this, it will help us to tide over the crisis of capacity constraint.
Alternatively, is it possible to attain the same effect of SS460 peening with SS330 by altering the velocity of peening?
May I look forward to your valuable suggestions? Kindly help.
Jack Champaigne (Dr. Peener)
Editor The Shot Peener