© Published under licence by IOP Publishing Ltd. This research presents a numerical simulation of the shot peening process and determines the residual stress field induced into a component with a previous loading history. The importance of this analysis is based on the fact that mechanical elements under shot peening are also subjected to manufacturing processes, which convert raw material into finished product. However, material is not provided in a virgin state, it has a previous loading history caused by the manner it is fabricated. This condition could alter some beneficial aspects of the residual stress induced by shot peening and could accelerate the crack nucleation and propagation progression. Studies were performed in beams subjected to strain hardening in tension (5y) before shot peening was applied. Latter results were then compared in a numerical assessment of an induced residual stress field by shot peening carried out in a component (beam) without any previous loading history. In this paper, it is clearly shown the detrimental or beneficial effect that previous loading history can bring to the mechanical component and how it can be controlled to improve the mechanical behavior of the material.
Romero-Ángeles, B., Urriolagoitia-Sosa, G., Torres-San Miguel, C. R., Molina-Ballinas, A., Benítez-García, H. A., Vargas-Bustos, J. A., & Urriolagoitia-Calderón, G. (2015). Numerical simulation of the shot peening process under previous loading conditions. Paper presented at Journal of Physics: Conference Series, . https://doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/582/1/012004