A Statistical Analysis of the Shot Peening Intensity Measurement

Author:  Wieland, Richard C.
Source:  Conf Proc: ICSP-5, (p. 27-38)
Doc ID:  1993015
Year of Publication:  1993
This paper includes a statistical analysis of the variability involved in determining the Almen saturation required for processing a given work piece, and compares this variability with several manufacturing standards currently being used to determine Almen saturation. The data indicates that variability in the Almen measurement system is large enough to suggest that simply conforming to established manufacturing standards is unlikely to produce an acceptable result.

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