Surface stretch of an elastic half-space under indentation

Ivan Argatov*, Gennady Mishuris

*Corresponding author for this work

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In this chapter, we consider the tangential displacement field induced at the surface of a transversely isotropic elastic half-space by axisymmetric normal loading, e.g., with the help of a rigid indenter. In particular, a new elastic constant, which is responsible for the so-called surface stretch is introduced. Explicit formulas for the surface stretch are given for canonical (paraboloidal, conical, and spherical) indenters and a flat-ended annular indenter.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIndentation Testing of Biological Materials
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages17
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Publication series

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


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