Multidimensional contact moduli of elastically anisotropic solids Academic Article uri icon


  • Effective moduli of elastically anisotropic solids under normal and tangential contacts are derived using the Stroh formalism and the two-dimensional Fourier transform. Each Fourier component corresponds to a plane field in the plane spanned by the surface normal and a wavevector, the solution of which only involves an algebraic eigenvalue problem. Exact solutions are obtained for indenters described by parabolae of revolution, which are found to be a good approximation for arbitrary axisymmetric indenters. 2007 Acta Materialia Inc.

published proceedings

  • Scripta Materialia

author list (cited authors)

  • Gao, Y. F., & Pharr, G. M.

citation count

  • 51

complete list of authors

  • Gao, YF||Pharr, GM

publication date

  • July 2007