More General Problems for the Half-Space

  • J. R. BarberEmail author
Part of the Solid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (SMIA, volume 250)


We have seen in Chaps.  1 and  2 that the general frictionless elastic contact problem for two bodies approximated by half-spaces reduces to the indentation of a single elastic half-space with composite modulus \({E^{*}}\) by a rigid punch defined by the combined gap function \(g_0(x, y)\).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

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