The Problem of an Elastic Stiffener Bonded to a Half Plane

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F. Erdogan, G. D. Gupta

Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pa.

J. Appl. Mech 38(4), 937-941 (Dec 01, 1971) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3408978 History: Received August 21, 1970; Revised May 06, 1971; Online July 12, 2010


The contact problem of an elastic stiffener bonded to an elastic half plane with different mechanical properties is considered. The governing integral equation is reduced to an infinite system of linear algebraic equations. It is shown that, depending on the value of a parameter which is a function of the elastic constants and the thickness of the stiffener, the system is either regular or quasi-regular. A complete numerical example is given for which the strength of the stress singularity and the contact stresses are tabulated.

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