CAD based model of ultrasonic shot peening for complex industrial parts
Advances in Engineering Software
Pergamon Press Ltd.
This paper presents a numerical model developed specifically for ultrasonic shot peening (USP). It allows simulating the shot dynamics (trajectories in the chamber and impacts on the peened sample) in industrial configurations. The model supports complex 3D geometries, rotating parts and employs efficient collision detection algorithms for short computation times. The aim is to improve peening chamber designs and the choice of process parameters. The algorithm and main assumptions are presented. Numerical studies are then conducted to determine the performances of the model, in terms of computation time. Finally, a case study on a spur gear tests the model in an industrial configuration and shows a high correlation between the numerical results and experimental data. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.