The Contact Problem for a Rigid Inclusion Pressed Between Two Dissimilar Elastic Half Planes

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G. M. L. Gladwell

Solid Mechanics Division, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario N21 3G1, Canada

J. Appl. Mech 48(1), 104-108 (Mar 01, 1981) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3157550 History: Received March 01, 1980; Revised July 01, 1980; Online July 21, 2009


Paper concerns the plane-strain problem of a rigid, thin, rounded inclusion pressed between two isotropic elastic half planes with different elastic constants. Required to find the extents of the contact regions between each plane and the inclusion, and the contact stress distributions. The governing integral equations are solved approximately by using Chebyshev expansions. Numerical results are presented.

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