Indentations of an elastic layer by moving punches

C. Sve*, L. M. Keer

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A layer in plane strain (or stress) is indented by two frictionless punches of a given profile moving at a uniform velocity along its surfaces. Symmetry about the midsurface of the layer is preserved and Fourier transforms are utilized to reduce the problem to the solution of a set of dual integral equations. Standard techniques yield a Fredholm integral equation that is solved numerically for parabolic and wedge punches. Results for the static case are compared with a photoelastic experiment. An analysis including the effects of prestress is briefly presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)795-810,IN1-IN2,811-816
JournalInternational Journal of Solids and Structures
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1969

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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