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Indentation Of A Functionally Graded Elastic Solid: Application Of An Adhesively Bonded Plate Model

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CON990011

Volume

24

Pages

12

Published

1999

Size

836 kb

Author(s)

A.P.S. Selvadurai, L. Gaul and K. Willner

Abstract

This paper examines the influence of adhesive bonding on the flexural interaction between a thin plate and an isotropic elastic halfspace. The modelling is developed for the possible application of the results to the study of functionally stiffness graded elastic media where the grading is restricted to the near surface region. 1 Introduction The problem of the elastically supported infinite plate whose flexural behaviour is described by the Germain-Poisson-Kirchhoff thin plate theory, is a classical problem in contact mechanics and structural mechanics. The elastic support can be idealized as either a set of independent Winkler springs or a Vlazov-ty

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