Indentation of an anisotropic elastic half-space

Ivan Argatov*, Gennady Mishuris

*Corresponding author for this work

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This chapter is devoted to the effect of material anisotropy on the incremental indentaion stiffness in the frictionless indentation of elastic materials. In particular, the cases of cylindrical flat-ended (circular and elliptical), paraboloidal, and conical indenters are considered. We present simple approximations for the introduced indentation moduli.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIndentation Testing of Biological Materials
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages49
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Publication series

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


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