Several Elliptical Punches on an Elastic Half Space

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V. I. Fabrikant

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Concordia University, Montreal, H3G 1M8, Canada

J. Appl. Mech 53(2), 390-394 (Jun 01, 1986) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3171770 History: Received July 24, 1985; Online July 21, 2009


A general theorem is established which relates the resulting forces, acting on a set of arbitrary punches, with their generalized displacements through a system of linear algebraic equations. The theorem is applied to the case of arbitrarily located elliptical punches. Several specific examples are considered.

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