Indentation of an Anisotropic Elastic Half-Space

  • Ivan ArgatovEmail author
  • Gennady Mishuris
Part of the Advanced Structured Materials book series (STRUCTMAT, volume 91)


This chapter is devoted to the effect of material anisotropy on the incremental indentaion stiffness in the frictionless indentation of elastic materials. In particular, the cases of cylindrical flat-ended (circular and elliptical), paraboloidal, and conical indenters are considered. We present simple approximations for the introduced indentation moduli.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of MechanicsTechnical University of BerlinBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Department of Mathematics, IMPACSAberystwyth UniversityAberystwythUK

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