An Educational Elasticity Problem With Friction, Part 2: Unloading for Strong Friction and Reloading

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Maria Comninou

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

John Dundurs

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

J. Appl. Mech 49(1), 47-51 (Mar 01, 1982) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3162069 History: Received March 01, 1981; Online July 21, 2009


This paper examines the case of unloading with strong friction, and also treats reloading of the unbounded solid with a semi-infinite cut. The solid is compressed uniformly normal to the cut, and a concentrated force acts on the tip of the cut causing localized separation and frictional slip.

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