Contact of Transversely Isotropic Bodies in the Hertz Theory

  title={Contact of Transversely Isotropic Bodies in the Hertz Theory},
  author={D. A. Pozharskiĭ},
  journal={Journal of Applied Mechanics and Technical Physics},
Within the framework of the anisotropic theory of elasticity, a three-dimensional contact problem of interaction of two massive transversely isotropic bodies, whose dimensions substantially exceed the size of the contact region, is investigated. In this case, the isotropy planes of contacting elastic bodies are mutually perpendicular. Exact and numerical solutions of the problem are determined. Calculations for various transversely isotropic materials are carried out.