Characteristics of Surface Layers Produced by Shot Peening

  1. Prof. Dr.-Ing Lothar Wagner Chairman of ICSP8
  1. Volker Schulze

Published Online: 7 FEB 2006

DOI: 10.1002/3527606580.ch20

Shot Peening

Shot Peening

How to Cite

Schulze, V. (2003) Characteristics of Surface Layers Produced by Shot Peening, in Shot Peening (ed L. Wagner), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527606580.ch20

Editor Information

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

Author Information

  1. Institut für Werkstoffkunde I, Universität Karlsruhe (TH), Karlsruhe, Germany

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527305377

Online ISBN: 9783527606580



  • shot peening;
  • surface layer properties;
  • surface layers produced by shot peening


In the present paper a systematic overview of up to date knowledge about the changes in the surface state due to shot peening is given by discussing characteristic examples concerning changes of the topography, residual stress state, workhardening state and microstructure of components due to shot peening. A special focus will be drawn to the previously mentioned modifications of the conventional shot peening process like stress peening, warm peening and peening plus subsequent annealing, which show improvements in the surface properties or at least improvements of the stability of the induced surface state.