An Elastic Strip Pressed Against an Elastic Half Plane by a Steadily Moving Force

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G. G. Adams

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Clarkson College of Technology, Potsdam, N. Y.

J. Appl. Mech 45(1), 89-94 (Mar 01, 1978) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3424279 History: Received May 01, 1977; Revised August 01, 1977; Online July 12, 2010


An infinite elastic strip is pressed against an elastic half plane of a different material by a steadily moving concentrated force. Using the plane strain theory of elasticity, it is shown that the problem can be decomposed into its symmetric and antisymmetric parts. These mixed boundary-value problems are then solved by reduction to Fredholm integral equations subject to certain other conditions. For various material combinations, and a range of speed, the extent and location of the contact region as well as the contact pressure will be computed and illustrated graphically.

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