Adhesive Indentation of an Elastic Half-Space

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


In this chapter, we study the axisymmetric problem of the so-called JKR-type adhesive indentation of a transversely isotropic elastic half-space. Explicit formulas are given for self-similar indenters. In the case of a paraboloidal indenter, the Johnson–Kendall–Roberts (JKR) theory is considered in detail. Approximate solutions are presented in the case of an annular area of contact.


Adhesive Indentation Elastic Half-space Paraboloidal Indenter Flat-ended Cylindrical Indenter Indentation Stiffness 
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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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