Regular Pyramid Punch Problem

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G. G. Bilodeau

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

J. Appl. Mech 59(3), 519-523 (Sep 01, 1992) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2893754 History: Received August 15, 1990; Revised June 17, 1991; Online March 31, 2008


An approximate solution is found for a regular pyramidal punch indenting, without friction, an elastic half-space. The method is based on the reasonable assumption of the stress distribution and of the region of contact. The force-indentation relationship is obtained for a regular pyramidal punch. The results compare well with direct numerical results.

Copyright © 1992 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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