The Stress Field Induced by a General Elliptical Hertzian Contact

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A. Sackfield

Mathematics Department, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, NG1 4BU, England

D. A. Hills, D. Nowell

Department of Engineering Science, Oxford University, Oxford, OX1 3PJ, England

J. Tribol 115(4), 705-706 (Oct 01, 1993) (2 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2921697 History: Received February 17, 1992; Revised March 01, 1993; Online June 05, 2008


Simple, concise formulas are given for the components of stress induced by a general elliptical Hertzian contact in terms of elementary functions. Explicit, readily evaluated formulas are given.

Copyright © 1993 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Topics: Stress , Functions
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