Study on hardness and wear resistance of shot peened AA7075-T6 aluminum alloy

Nay Win Khun, Pham Quang Trung, David Lee Butler

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AA7075-T6 aluminum alloy samples were shot peened at various shot peening pressures in the range of 10-70 psi to study their mechanical and tribological properties under dry and mineral oil lubrication conditions. The surface roughness of the shot peened AA7075-T6 samples apparently increased with increased shot peening pressure. The best bearing surface was obtained when the shot peening process was carried out at the highest shot peening pressure of 70 psi. It was found that the increased shot peening pressure increased the hardness and decreased the wear of the shot peened samples. The shot peened samples tested under the mineral oil lubrication condition also had lower wear for higher shot peening pressures due to the combined effects of their higher
surface wear resistance and better bearing surfaces. The results clearly showed that using the mineral oil lubricant during sliding apparently decreased the wear of the shot peened samples as a result of the lubricating effect of the lubricant. It could be deduced that the tribological properties of the shot peened AA7075-T6 samples under the dry and lubrication conditions were affected by the
shot peening pressure
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages32
JournalEngineering Research Express
Early online date25 Feb 2021
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 25 Feb 2021


  • shot peening
  • mineral oil lubricant
  • friction
  • wear

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