The present study aims to challenge the existing finite element models in terms of one of the most important practical parameters, i.e. coverage. Important models from the literature are re-simulated and their resulted treated surfaces are carefully examined. Result of this study shows that existing finite element models could not reflect the realistic coverage. A variable dimension symmetry cell is developed in order to acquire full coverage and at the same time not increasing the computational cost. This model can successfully simulate the surface nanocrystallization by severe shot peening in which the amount of coverage is much higher than conventional shot peening. © 2011 Published by Elsevier Ltd.
Hassani-Gangaraj, S. M., Guagliano, M., & Farrahi, G. H. (2011). Finite element simulation of shot peening coverage with the special attention on surface nanocrystallization. In Procedia Engineering (Vol. 10, pp. 2464–2471). Elsevier Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2011.04.406