Shot peening is well known as an effective and important surface treatment method to improve the surface properties of metallic components. In this work, both the experiments and numerical modelling of the residual stress distribution introduced by shot peening in deformed surface layer of Ti–6Al–4V have been investigated. The program of ABAQUS/Explicit has been used in 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional models for the dynamic analysis of impacting. After shot peening, the residual stresses distribution along the depth variation from top surface have been measured by X-ray method. The distribution of residual stress by simulation is according with the result of experiment, and the compressive residual stresses have formed in the surface layer and the maximum appear on the subsurface layer. The results indicate that the max compressive residual stresses range from −870 to −1000MPa. After shot peening, the microstructure of peened surface from the section plane has been observed and the indentations on the surface are obvious. All results have been discussed in detail.
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