The Interior Stress Field Caused by Tangential Loading of a Rectangular Patch on an Elastic Half Space

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N. Ahmadi

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN 46383

L. M. Keer, T. Mura, V. Vithoontien

Departments of Civil and Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60201

J. Tribol 109(4), 627-629 (Oct 01, 1987) (3 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3261522 History: Received July 11, 1985; Online October 29, 2009


A solution is obtained for the tangential loading on a rectangular patch. The solution gives the internal stress field in terms of elementary functions and is a form analogous to the solution for vertical load developed by Love.

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