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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

Abstract

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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