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On the Axial Symmetric Contact Problem Involving Elastic Hollow Spheres

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Y. P. Chiu

SKF Industries, Research Laboratory, King of Prussia, Pa.

J. of Lubrication Tech 97(3), 526-531 (Jul 01, 1975) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3452660 History: Received June 24, 1974; Online October 18, 2010

Abstract

An approximate solution is given for the contact problem of an elastic hollow sphere indenting a solid sphere or cup with axial symmetry. The elastic deflection, maximum stress and contact radius are graphically presented as functions of a dimensionless load using hollowness ratios as parameter for the particular case that the two contacting bodies are of the same material. The numerical results include the Hertz theory as a limiting case for small hollowness ratio.

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