Boussineq Problem for Elastic Half-Space Reinforced with Fibres in Vertical Direction
Solution of Boussinesq problem has been given in the paper for the particular case of the fibrous composite half-space. The continuous medium has been assumed to consists of the matrix reinforced with vertical elastic fibres. The theory of fibrous composites proposed in  is used. The results obtained are compared with the Boussinesq formulae. It has been found that the fibrous phase takes over most of the forces transmitted through the half-space.
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