Transmission of Force Between Two Semi-Infinite Solids

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J. Dundurs

Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.

M. Hetényi

Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.

J. Appl. Mech 32(3), 671-674 (Sep 01, 1965) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3627277 History: Received September 21, 1964; Revised March 02, 1965; Online September 15, 2011


Elasticity solutions for a concentrated force near a smooth interface between two semi-infinite solids are given in terms of the Papkovich-Neuber displacement functions. The traction transmitted by the interface is found to possess several interesting properties. Furthermore, the traction for a smooth interface is compared with that for a perfect bond between the two semi-infinite solids. The limiting case of the force approaching the interface is discussed, and it is found that a parallel force in combination with a smooth interface is void of physical meaning.

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