Non-axisymmetric frictionless indentation of a transversely isotropic elastic half-space

Ivan Argatov*, Gennady Mishuris

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In this chapter, we consider non-axisymmetric frictionless unilateral contact and develop a generalization of the BASh relation, which accounts for non-circular contact areas. An important case of non-axisymmetric contact is characterized by a class of self-similar indenters, for which we outline a similarity analysis by Borodich (J Appl Math Mech 47:519–521, 1983 [9]), (Sov Appl Mech 26:631–636, 1990 [10]), where special attention is paid to pyramidal indenters.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIndentation Testing of Biological Materials
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages23
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Publication series

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


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