Static response of a rigid strip bonded to an elastic layer

L. M. Keer*, J. M. Freedman

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The problem of a rigid, bonded, rectangular indenter acting on a plane, transversely isotropic elastic layer is solved. The layer is fixed to a rigid foundation and the cases of applied moment and horizontal displacement are considered. In the first case the moment per unit rotation and horizontal displacement are calculated, while in the latter case the horizontal load per unit displacement and the associated torque are found. From the two problems influence coefficients are calculated and their values are given for different materials and layer thicknesses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-15
Number of pages15
JournalActa Mechanica
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Mar 1973
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Mechanical Engineering


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