Contact Problems for Layers and Half-Spaces

  • V. M. Alexandrov
  • D. A. Pozharskii
Part of the Solid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (SMIA, volume 93)


Among the earlier publications, the contact problems for a layer were considered most completely in Gladwell (1980) and in Vorovich, Aleksandrov and Babeshko (1974). In this chapter, we concentrate on the case in which the layer is fixed along its base. Such problems have many applications. For example in biomechanics, the contact problem for a thin layer arises in the study of mechanoreceptors in tissue, including Pacinian corpuscles, SA II receptors, and chondrocytes (Haider and Holmes (1997)). These. receptors are responsible for transducing a component of the deformation field into a neural or chemical signal.


Integral Equation Contact Pressure Orthogonal Polynomial Asymptotic Solution Contact Problem 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • V. M. Alexandrov
    • 1
  • D. A. Pozharskii
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mechanics and MathematicsMoscow State UniversityMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Mechanics and Applied Mathematics InstituteRostov-on-Don State UniversityRostov-on-DonRussia

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