Flexibility of a Contact Area of an Isotropic Elastic Body

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C. M. Szalwinski

Alex Tobias Associates Ltd., 194 Wilson Ave., Toronto M5M 3A1, Canada

J. Appl. Mech 52(1), 62-66 (Mar 01, 1985) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3169027 History: Received January 01, 1983; Revised February 01, 1984; Online July 21, 2009


From Cerruti’s solution to the problem of the plane and Cattaneo’s traction distributions, instantaneous and secant flexibilities are derived for an elliptical contact area which includes a region of slip. The results apply to force histories where the tangential component is constantly directed. Some of the results differ from those reported by Mindlin and Deresiewicz [4]. Ellipticity affects normal and tangential flexibilities differently but is independent of the extent of slip.

Copyright © 1985 by ASME
Topics: Plasticity , Traction , Force
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