Non-Uniformity of Shot Peening Coverage

Author:  Dr. David Kirk
Source:  The Shot Peener magazine, Vol 23 / Issue 3, Summer 2009
Doc ID:  2009028
Year of Publication:  2009
Academic Study by Dr. David Kirk INTRODUCTION It would be very desirable if shot-peened components could have a uniform coverage of indentations. Unfortunately this is impossible to achieve. As a shot stream passes over a component's surface it induces non-uniform coverage. This is due to the variation of the indent ratio, Ar, that the stream imposes. Coverage is the effect that is caused by a particular indent ratio.

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