The Stress Field Created by a Circular Sliding Contact

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G. M. Hamilton

Associated Electrical Industries, Aldermaston, Berkshire, England

L. E. Goodman

Department of Civil Engineering and Hydraulics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn.

J. Appl. Mech 33(2), 371-376 (Jun 01, 1966) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3625051 History: Received September 30, 1964; Revised May 26, 1965; Online September 15, 2011


Equations are obtained for the complete stress field due to a circular contact region carrying a “hemispherical” Hertzian normal pressure and a proportional distributed shearing traction. The equations are illustrated by graphs of a constant-yield parameter and graphs of maximum tensile stress.

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