Articles by Dr. David Kirk

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  • Interactive Shot Peening Control
  • Year: 1993, Source: Conf Proc: ICSP-5, (p. 9-14)
  • The advantages and disadvantages of existing methods of shot peening control are considered leading to a proposal that interactive control should be used in certain circumstances. A method of interac...

  • Development of Shot Peening Control and Residual Stress Patterns
  • Year: 1992, Source: MAT-TEC 92, IITT International
  • This paper involves a consideration of the advantages and disadvantages of existing methods of shot peening control. A new method of control is proposed based on the use of linear variable displaceme...

  • Preventing Stress Corrosion Cracking of Bearings
  • Year: 1987, Source: US Patent 4,687,556
  • A method of inhibiting stress corrosion cracking of a bearing of the type installed on a shaft with an interference fit. The surface of the inner ring is shot peened at least at and near the junctures...

  • Effects Of Plastic Straining On Residual Stresses Induced By Shot-peening
  • Year: 1987, Source: Conf Proc: ICSP-3, (p.213-220)
  • The 'skin' of residual compressive stress induced by shot-peening is of primary practical importance. It is this skin of compressive stress, which offsets applied tensile stress, that gives rise to i...

  • Influence Of Shot-peening On Fatigue And Corrosion-fatigue Behavior Of Structural Steel
  • Year: 1984, Source: Conf Proc: ICSP-2, (p.133-142)
  • The influence of surface finish upon the fatigue/corrosion-fatigue behaviour of a weldable grade of structural steel has been studied in both air and artificial sea water. The results have shown shot...

  • Behavior Of Peen-formed Steel Strip On Isochronal Annealing
  • Year: 1984, Source: Conf Proc: ICSP-2, (p.231-236)
  • X-ray residual stress measurements and precision curvature measurements were made on rectangular steel strips that had been peen-formed and then subjected to different isochronal annealing treatments....

  • Residual Stresses And Retained Austenite In Shot Peened Steels
  • Year: 1981, Source: Conf Proc: ICSP-1, (p.271-278)
  • X-ray diffractometry has been used to examine the variation of residual stress across shot-peened surfaces, the transformation of austenite to martensite on peening and the decay of surface residual s...


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David Kirk

Born into a multi-generational steelworking family — his grandfather was a Head Roller and his father was an Open-Hearth steelmaker and also a part-time lecturer at Rotherham Technical College — David won a scholarship to a local grammar school. Grammar school success secured three scholarships that took him to Birmingham University to read Industrial Metallurgy. He was the first member of his family to attend university. After graduation, a Department of Science scholarship allowed research that finished with a doctorate for a thesis entitled "The Hot Working of Metals."

First employment as a Research Fellow at Birmingham University was followed by a short period as a Senior Research Metallurgist at the International Nickel Company's Research Laboratory in Birmingham. David then joined Coventry University as a Senior Lecturer in Metallurgy. At Coventry University, he was promoted to Principal Lecturer in Metallurgy and then Chairman of the School of Materials. Initial research activity centered on X-ray residual stress measurement which prompted him to establish Coventry Science Consultants Ltd. This was followed by his installation of a shot-peening research laboratory at the University with active encouragement and advice by the late Jack Plaster.

Upon retirement, David was first appointed as a Visiting Research Fellow and is now Visiting Professor of Materials at Coventry University. David has, after retirement, published some 70 research papers and articles on shot peening and residual stresses. Following his organization of the International Conference on Shot Peening in Oxford, he was elected Chairman of the International Scientific Committee for Shot Peening and he was subsequently elected to be a Life member. David was awarded The Shot Peener of the Year award in 2001 for his significant contributions to the advancement of shot peening.

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