The contact stress problem for an elastic sphere indenting an elastic cavity

L. E. Goodman*, Leon M Keer

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Abstract

An approximate solution is given for the contact stress problem of an elastic sphere indenting an elastic cavity. For this problem the usual assumption of a small contact region is not made and the subsequent results are compared with the solution as given by H. Hertz. Improvements to the Hertz theory that are within the framework of classical elasticity theory are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)407-415
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Solids and Structures
Volume1
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1965

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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