Systems and Methods of Cavitation Peening a Workpiece

Author:  Daniel Gordon Sanders et al.
Source:  US Patent 9,200,341
Doc ID:  2015065
Year of Publication:  2015
A method of cavitation peening a workpiece is provided. The method includes discharging a flow of fluid towards the workpiece at a pressure and a flow rate that facilitates forming a plurality of cavitation bubbles, monitoring a feedback parameter associated with the plurality of cavitation bubbles, and determining a peening intensity of the plurality of cavitation bubbles based at least partially on a value of the feedback parameter.

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