Adhesive indentation of an elastic half-space

Ivan Argatov*, Gennady Mishuris

*Corresponding author for this work

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In this chapter, we study the axisymmetric problem of the so-called JKR-type adhesive indentation of a transversely isotropic elastic half-space. Explicit formulas are given for self-similar indenters. In the case of a paraboloidal indenter, the Johnson–Kendall–Roberts (JKR) theory is considered in detail. Approximate solutions are presented in the case of an annular area of contact.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIndentation Testing of Biological Materials
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages50
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Publication series

NameAdvanced Structured Materials
ISSN (Print)1869-8433
ISSN (Electronic)1869-8441


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