Quasistatic Indentation Of A Rubber‐covered Roll By A Rigid Roll


The nonlinear elastic problem involving the indentation of a slightly compressible rubber‐like layer bonded to a rigid cylinder and indented by another rigid cylinder is analysed by the finite element method. Both the geometric and material nonlinearities are accounted for. The finite element formulation of the problem is based upon a variational principle recently proposed by Cescotto and Fonder, and is valid for both slightly compressible and incompressible materials. The results computed and presented graphically include the shape of the indented surface, the pressure distribution over the contact surface, and the stress distribution at the bond surface. For the same contact width, the results for the compressible material are found to differ significantly from those for the case when the rubber‐like layer is assumed to be incompressible. Copyright © 1981 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd


Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

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1097-0207; 0029-5981

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Article - Journal

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Publication Date

01 Jan 1981