The Curvature of Peened Almen Strips and Its Applications

Author:  Dr. David Kirk | Coventry University
Source:  The Shot Peener magazine, Vol 32, Issue 4, Fall 2018
Doc ID:  2018043
Year of Publication:  2018
This article embraces an analysis of why peened Almen strips have this parabolic shape together with experimental evidence and a consideration of its practical significance. Understanding the cause of strip deflection enables us to identify and control variations in peening procedure. One section is presented in the form of an article. The tutorial includes a demonstration of how calculus can be employed to solve a peening problem!

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