Elastic fields in two-joined half-spaces subject to point force and uniform ring loads

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3749-3769
Journal / PublicationComputer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering
Issue number29-30
Publication statusPublished - 13 Apr 2001
Externally publishedYes


Closed-form solutions for the elastic field in two-joined dissimilar transversely isotropic half-spaces subject to point force are derived based on a set of potential functions. Following integration, the solutions for uniform ring loads are obtained in the forms of the complete elliptic integrals. These solutions can be degenerated into cases of infinite or semi-infinite spaces. Since the denominator of some expressions tends to zero as r approaches zero, the solutions near the z-axis for this special case are therefore presented explicitly.