‘Peenability’ of Steel Components

Author:  Prof. Dr. David Kirk, Coventry University, U.K.
Source:  The Shot Peener magazine, Vol 28, Issue 1, Winter 2014
Doc ID:  2014009
Year of Publication:  2014
INTRODUCTION: Component designers can assess whether or not their components have the capability for service improvement by shot peening. The extent of such improvement can be termed component ‘peenability’. More than 90% of moving engineering components are made of steel. The ‘peenability’ of steel components depends mainly on two factors: (1) Service Conditions and (2) Steel Composition.

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