Two Strip Setting-Up and Verification Program for Peening Intensity

Author:  Dr. David Kirk, Hon. Res. Fellow, Coventry Univ
Source:  The Shot Peener magazine, Vol 24 / Issue 4, Fall 2010
Doc ID:  2010028
Year of Publication:  2010
Academic Study INTRODUCTION The most accurate method of estimating peening intensity is to produce and analyze a saturation curve constructed from the arc heights of four (or preferably more) peened Almen strips. There are, however, situations where it is expedient to employ a quicker, albeit less accurate, method. These include when a new set-up is being developed and when an established set-up has to be periodically verified. This article presents a simple computer program that optimizes two-strip setting-up and verification testing.

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