Performance of Almen Strips Which Are Straightened After Tempering

  1. Prof. Dr.-Ing Lothar Wagner Chairman of ICSP8
  1. Jack M. Champaigne

Published Online: 7 FEB 2006

DOI: 10.1002/3527606580.ch16

Shot Peening

Shot Peening

How to Cite

Champaigne, J. M. (2003) Performance of Almen Strips Which Are Straightened After Tempering, in Shot Peening (ed L. Wagner), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527606580.ch16

Editor Information

  1. TU Clausthal, Institut für Werkstoffkunde und Werkstofftechnik, Agricolastr. 6, D-38678 Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Germany

Author Information

  1. Electronics Inc., Mishawaka, IN, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 FEB 2006
  2. Published Print: 12 MAY 2003

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527305377

Online ISBN: 9783527606580



  • shot peening;
  • performance of Almen strips;
  • tempering


Almen strips are test coupons used to determine the intensity of the shot blast stream during the shot peening process. Strips are manufactured in accordance with SAE J422. Standard manufacturing practices involves cutting strips from (soft) coil stock, heat treating and quenching to HRC 62 and then heat setting with clamping during tempering to provide strip flatness and low values to compressive stress on both sides of the strip. An alternative (hybrid) method of manufacturing was investigated.