DOI: 10.3390/ma16155472 ISSN: 1996-1944

A Discrete-Finite Element Analysis Model Based on Almen Intensity Test for Evaluation of Real Shot Peening Residual Stress

Chengan Wang, Yujin Park, Taehyung Kim
  • General Materials Science

In this study, a combined discrete-finite element model based on the Almen intensity measurement test was proposed to evaluate the real shot peening residual stress. The discrete element analysis was utilized to simulate the random behavior of numerous shot balls, while the finite element analysis was employed to quantitatively predict the residual stress induced by shot peening. Moreover, the Almen intensity, an essential factor in the actual shot peening process, was taken into account. Initially, an Almen strip analysis model was established, and the multi-random impact analysis was performed to validate the good agreement between the analytical Almen curve and experimental Almen curve. Subsequently, the unit cell discrete-finite element analysis model was expanded for predicting the peening residual stress, incorporating the Almen intensity. The analysis results showed a significant correlation between the predicted peening residual stress and the XRD (X-ray diffraction) experimental residual stress. Therefore, it was confirmed that the proposed discrete-finite element random impact analysis model in this study could serve as an effective analytical technique capable of substituting for the actual shot peening process.

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