Impact of an Indenter on a Large Plate

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H. D. Conway

Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Cornell University; IBM Corporation, Endicott, N. Y.

H. C. Lee

Systems Development Division, International Business Machines Corporation, Endicott, N. Y.

J. Appl. Mech 37(1), 234-235 (Mar 01, 1970) (2 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3408453 History: Received September 19, 1969; Online July 12, 2010


This Note is concerned with the impact between an indenter and a plate through a linear spring. The plate is sufficiently large to ignore reflections from its boundaries. Calculations are made on the duration of impact, the coefficient of restitution and the force-time and displacement-time characteristics. Analysis of the direct impact of a flat-ended, rigid indenter with a plate, yields the interesting result that the coefficient of restitution is independent of the elastic moduli of the plate.

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