On the contact problem of layered elastic bodies

Authors:
Ting-Shu Wu and Y. P. Chiu

Journal:
Quart. Appl. Math. **25** (1967), 233-242

DOI:
https://doi.org/10.1090/qam/99900

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QAM99900

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Abstract: The contact problem of elastic bodies, each consisting of a finite layer of uniform thickness rigidly adhering to a half-plane, is investigated on the basis of the two-dimensional theory of elasticity. The materials of the layer and the half-plane in the contact body are isotropic and homogeneous, yet each of them may have distinct elastic properties. The mixed boundary value problem is reduced to a single Fredholm integral equation of the second kind where the unknown variable is a fictitious surface deformation, through which the contact pressure can easily be obtained.

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DOI:
https://doi.org/10.1090/qam/99900

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American Mathematical Society