We have to shot peen a gear which teeth lenght is smaller than the Almen strip. We have always worked with bigger gears, and we usually locate the Almen strip along the gear root (middle of the teeth length). If I use a standar Almen strip, the shot will not impat along the whole strip, so I assume the Almen intensity measured will be wrong.
1š) Should I use a smaller strip?. In this case, can I correlate the results?
2š) Should I locate it in other position (not following the gear root)?