L. M. Keer*, M. D. Bryant, G. K. Haritos

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Numerical results are presented for a cracked elastic half-space, surface-loaded by Hertzian contact stresses. A horizontal subsurface crack and a surface breaking vertical crack are obtained within the half-space. An attempt to correlate crack geometry to fracture is made and possible mechanisms for crack propagation are introduced.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)79-95
Number of pages17
JournalAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Applied Mechanics Division, AMD
StatePublished - Jan 1 1980
EventSolid Contact and Lubr, Presented at Winter annu Meet of ASME - Chicago, IL, USA
Duration: Nov 16 1980Nov 21 1980

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering

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