Residual Stress Field of High-Strength Steel After Shot Peening by Numerical Simulation

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The high-strength steel (40CrMnsiMoVA) used in aviation industry was taken in this work. The residual stress field of the steel after shot peening was determined by x-ray stress instrument. Meanwhile, the finite element model of the shot peening was established, and the residual stress field of the steel after shot peening was numerically simulated by ANSYS software. Then, the simulated result was compared with the measured one to verify the validity of the model. Based on this model, the residual stress fields of the steel with different shot velocities and shot diameters were simulated. The results show that, with the increase in the shot velocity, maximum residual stress (σmrs), maximum residual stress depth (ξ0) and strengthen depth (ξm) are increased gradually. When the shot velocity is 280 m/s, the σmrs reaches − 696 MPa, and the ξ0 and ξm increase to 0.43 and 0.70 mm, respectively. With the increase in the shot diameter, the σmrs, ξ0 and ξm are increased gradually. When the shot diameter is 1.5 mm, the σmrs, ξ0 and ξm increase to − 800 MPa, 0.56 and 0.78 mm, respectively.

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The authors would like to express their gratitude for projects supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 51771167).

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Zhao, C., Shi, C., Wang, Q. et al. Residual Stress Field of High-Strength Steel After Shot Peening by Numerical Simulation. J. of Materi Eng and Perform (2020) doi:10.1007/s11665-020-04567-6

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  • high-strength steel
  • numerical simulation
  • residual stress field
  • shot peening