Quantification of Shot Peening Intensity Rating

Author:  Prof. Dr. David Kirk, Coventry University, U.K.
Source:  The Shot Peener magazine, Vol 29, Issue 1, Winter 2015
Doc ID:  2015007
Year of Publication:  2015
This article is complementary to the previous TSP article– “Quantification of Shot Peening Coverage.” As such, it considers the second of the two most important shot peening requirements specified by customers. “Peening Intensity” as a phrase is ambiguous, since most engineering and scientific intensity quantities refer to something per unit area. Addition of “rating” yields “Peening Intensity Rating” (PIR) as a disambiguous quantity. “Rating” implies the application of some sort of criterion appropriate to the situation; e.g., golf rating, theatre rating, weather rating. The criterion for peening intensity is a particular point on a ‘saturation curve'.

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