A class of non-symmetrical punch and crack problems

L. M. Keer*

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Using an idea of Copson, it is possible to solve the problems of indentation of an elastic layer by a circular punch in which the face of the punch is non-symmetrical and of opening a penny-shaped crack with an arbitrary pressure distribution. In the analysis the punch problem for an elastic layer and the crack problem for a thick plate are reduced to the solution of Fredholm integral equations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)423-436
Number of pages14
JournalQuarterly Journal of Mechanics and Applied Mathematics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Nov 1964

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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