Torsion of a Transversely Isotropic Elastic Half-Space

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


In this chapter, we consider the circumferential tangential displacement field induced at the surface of a transversely isotropic elastic half-space by axisymmetric torsional loading, e.g., with the help of a rigid punch bonded to the half-space surface. In particular, the axisymmetric problem of the torsion of an elastic half-space produced by means of a bonded flat-ended punch is studied in detail.


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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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