Heat Conduction Through a Flat Punch

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Maria Comninou

Department of Civil Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich. 48109

J. R. Barber

Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich. 48109

John Dundurs

Department of Civil Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill. 60201

J. Appl. Mech 48(4), 871-875 (Dec 01, 1981) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3157748 History: Received January 01, 1981; Revised May 01, 1981; Online July 21, 2009


An elastic half plane is indented by a perfectly conducting rigid flat punch, which is maintained at a different temperature from the half plane. It is found that, depending on the magnitude and direction of the total heat flux, one of the following states occurs: separation at the punch corners, perfect thermal contact throughout the punch face, or an imperfect contact region at the center with adjacent perfect contact regions.

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