Component Distortion An Overview

Author:  Dr. David Kirk
Source:  The Shot Peener magazine, Vol 32, Issue 2, Spring 2018
Doc ID:  2018021
Year of Publication:  2018
INTRODUCTION: Every shot peener distorts components—if only in the form of Almen strips. They would be useless if they didn’t distort! Distortion is caused by a combination of plastic deformation and induced residual stresses. Force, rigidity and bending moment determine the amount of distortion. This article aims to explain, for non-experts, how distortion in a shot peened component develops.

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