PeenSolver: Your Free Curve Solver Web App

Author:  Dave Barkley | EI Shot Peening Training Director & SAE Committee B Board Member
Source:  The Shot Peener magazine, Vol 31, Issue 2, Spring 2017
Doc ID:  2017016
Year of Publication:  2017
Creating and solving a saturation curve manually can be quite frustrating when you’re first introduced to saturation curves and the 10% rule. Most people are delighted when they learn there are programs that do the plotting, drawing and math for them. They’re even happier when they learn a program is available free of charge from Electronics Inc. Dr. David Kirk introduced his computer-based Almen saturation curve analysis program in a 2006 issue of this magazine. It has been the most widely used program of its kind over the last decade and it is a testament to Dr. Kirk’s knowledge of the shot peening process and to his talent with Microsoft’s Excel program. (The program is available as a free download at

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