Back close


Publication Type : Journal Article

Publisher : Measurement

Source : Measurement (2019)

Url :

Campus : Chennai

School : School of Engineering

Center : Research & Projects

Department : Mechanical Engineering

Year : 2019

Abstract : Enhancement of the life of the engineering components is essential from the perspective of its performance, therefore, it is necessary to eliminate the negative effects that attenuates the life of these components. Numerous surface treatment methods are used at present out of which water jet peening process have been stated to overcome the shortcoming reported in other surface treatment methods like surface defects caused by the embedment of particles during shot peening, thermal effects caused by laser shock peening. It has been reported in studies that the technological modification of water jet technology, ultrasonically generated pulsed water jet (PWJ) can be used for the peening application but still the detailed study of parametric variations for the peening process is not clearly explained. The present work aims at reporting the effect of variation of parameters: jet pressure (40 MPa to 100 MPa), traverse speed of the nozzle (5 mm/s to 25 mm/s) and standoff distance (15 mm to 31 mm) during the ultrasonically generated PWJ peening process. The peened surface was quantified in terms of surface residual stress measurements, micro hardness and surface roughness measurements. The results indicate that the variations in the parameters shows significant changes in the surface residual stress enhancement and strengthening process. The lower pressure (40 MPa), lower traverse speed (5 mm/s) and higher standoff distance (31 mm) showed the maximum improvement in the surface residual stress (up to 540 MPa) and micro-hardness (up to 570 HV). The impact of the repeated pulses causes plastic deformation on the surface and sub-surface layers which results into the change in the microstructures of the affected area. The microstructural examination through field emission scanning electron microscopy showed variations in these deformations under different parametric conditions. This study can give better understanding for the proper selection of the peening parameters for practical applications using ultrasonically generated pulsed water jet technology.

Cite this Research Publication : Madhulika Srivastava, Sergej Hloch, Nenad Gubeljak, Marijana Milkovic, Somnath Chattopadhyaya, Jiri Klich. SURFACE INTEGRITY AND RESIDUAL STRESS ANALYSIS OF PULSED WATER JET PEENED STAINLESS STEEL SURFACES. Measurement (2019)

Admissions Apply Now