The Indentation of an Elastic-Perfectly-Plastic Half-Space by a Hard Sphere

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C. Hardy

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Laval University, Québec, Canada; Le Centre de Recherche Industrielle du Québec, Québec, Canada

C.-N. Baronet

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Laval University; Le Centre de Recherche Industrielle du Québec

G.-V. Tordion

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Laval University

J. Basic Eng 94(1), 251-253 (Mar 01, 1972) (3 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3425379 History: Received November 10, 1971; Online October 27, 2010


The indentation of hard steel spheres into the plane surface of quasi elastic-perfectly-plastic metallic materials has been investigated experimentally. It is shown in the present note that uniform results are obtained when the experimental data corresponding to some materials are reduced to a common base. These results are in fairly good agreement with the predictions of a previous finite element analysis by the same authors.

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