Shot Peening Mathematics

Author:  Dr. David Kirk | Coventry University
Source:  The Shot Peener magazine, Vol 37, Issue 1, Winter 2023
Doc ID:  2023006
Year of Publication:  2023
SHOT PEENING is, necessarily, quantitative. It therefore relies on the application of a large number of mathematical principles. These principles vary from simple arithmetic procedures to the use of complex equations to predict the effects of peening variables. Examples include estimating particle size variation and curve fitting for peening intensity prediction. This article aims to show how mathematics is involved in relevant areas of shot peening. The most important factor is the application of established equations. Equations express the interrelationship of variables. As such they can be regarded as being models of behavior.

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