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Formulas for Moderately Elliptical Hertzian Contacts

Greenwood, JA (1985) Formulas for Moderately Elliptical Hertzian Contacts. Journal of Tribology, 107. pp. 501-504. ISSN 0742-4787

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For small ellipticities the Hertzian contact pressure and approach can be obtained to a good approximation by using the formulae for circular contacts»with an equivalent radius of curvature (AB) ˜"2, where A and B are the principal relative curvatures. For higher ellipticities (AB(A + B)/2)˜"3 should be used to find the contact area and pressure; an equivalent radius for finding the approach is also given. The ellipticity of the contact can be estimated from the asymptotic equation (alb) « (B/A)2/3. © 1985 by ASME.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Div D > Geotechnical and Environmental
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Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2020 21:21
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2020 11:02
DOI: 10.1115/1.3261116