The Almen Saturation Curve Solver Program, developed by Dr. David Kirk, will automatically determine the Almen intensity and draw a graph for you. This program uses a MicroSoft Excel spreadsheet with the “Solver” add-in. Simply input your data (time and arc heights) and then click on “tools” and “solver” and you get an answer. The Almen Saturation Curve Solver Suite 2007 is compatible with Microsoft Office 2007 and 2010. The program is free to download at www.shotpeener.com.
We have released two new tools for determining shot peening intensity from four data points: