Side Effects of Shot Peening on Fatigue Crack Initiation Life


1 Mech Eng, Sharif Univ. of Technology

2 School of Mechanical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology


Shot peening beneficial effects on fatigue life of mechanical components are well known. However, there are some reports in the literature that indicate inappropriate shot peening parameters tend to reduce the fatigue life. It is therefore, the purpose of this study to find a logical quantitative justification for these observations. Using finite element method, a dynamic elastic-plastic simulation of shot peening was presented. Effect of shot velocity and size on surface morphology after shot peening were examined. Fatigue crack initiation life calculation of shot peened specimens revealed that beneficial effect of shot peening significantly vanishes in the case of high velocities and bigger shots.