Theoretical Analysis of Beneficial and Detrimental Effects of Controlled Shot Peening in High Strength Aluminium Alloys

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Source:  Conf Proc: ICSP-8 Sept. 16-20, 2002 Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
Doc ID:  2002071
Year of Publication:  2002
Authors Chris A. Rodopoulos 1, Rachel E. Edwards 1, Sean Curtis 1, Jose Solis Romero 1, Jung-Hee Choi 1,2, Eduardo de los Rios 1 and Andrew Levers 3 1 Division of Aeronautical Applications, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK 2 Hyundai Motor Company, S. Korea 3 Airbus UK, Chester, UK 1 Introduction For many years controlled shot peening (CSP) was considered as a surface treatment of questionable benefits. This impression was fuelled by contradictory results from fatigue experiments [1,2]. It is now clear that the performance of CSP in terms of fatigue depends on the balance between its beneficial (compressive residual stress and work hardening) and detrimental effects (surface roughening) [3,4]. Hence, in order to achieve a favourable fatigue performance, the role of those effects has to be analysed and understood. To achieve such undertaking it is essential to consider their interaction with other parameters such as the nature of the target material and the loading conditions. This work brings together two micromechanical models, (i) for notch sensitivity [5] and (ii) for fatigue life [6]. The former assesses the effect of surface roughening, whilst the latter incorporates the residual stress distribution and work hardening on fatigue life calculations. Combination of the two models allows the determination of the residual stress distribution to meet specific improvements in fatigue life (improvement life factor, ILF). Using the ILF methodology, the effects of CSP can be scrutinised against stress level, surface roughness and ILF value.

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