Principles of Peening Intensity Selection

Author:  Prof. Dr. David Kirk, Coventry University, U.K.
Source:  The Shot Peener magazine, Vol 29, Issue 3, Summer 2015
Doc ID:  2015032
Year of Publication:  2015
The most difficult shot peening question to answer is, probably, “What peening intensity should I apply to my component?” For any specific component, an answer should be based on a combination of prior knowledge and an understanding of the basic principles that are involved. Five basic principles are discussed as illustrated in fig.1. Prior knowledge is being aware of peening intensities that have previously been applied to similar components.

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