Journal of Theoretical
and Applied Mechanics

39, 3, pp. 563-575, Warsaw 2001

Contact of a rigid flat punch with a wedge supported by the Winkler foundation

Joanna Marzęda, Volodymyr Pauk, Margaret Woźniak
The contribution deals with the new class of contact problems related with an elastic wedge. It is supposed that the wedge rests on the Winkler foundation. The wedge is in the plane frictionless contact with a rigid flat plate (punch). The problem is solved using the Mellin integral transforms method and is reduced to an integral equation for unknown contact pressure, which was solved numerically. The results concerning the contact pressure distribution and the punch displacement and slope are presented for different values of mechanical and geometrical parameters.
Keywords: contact problem; elastic wedge; rigid punch; Winkler foundation