Engineering Transactions, 43, 4, pp. 527-544, 1995

Variational Modification of Žemočkin Contact Problems Solution Method

Z. Mistrikova
University of Technology, Bratislava
Slovakia

V. Slozka
University of Technology, Bratislava
Slovakia

The present paper deals with some contact problems. In the well-known Žemočkin method of solving the contact problem of two bodies (structure - elastic half-space), the condition of perfect contact (mutual displacements of two bodies equal zero) is fulfilled only in a chosen number of points. In a modification of the Žemočkin method presented by the authors, the reciprocity of displacements of two bodies is minimized by a functional of potential energy of deformation. Some numerical results concerning the problem of contact of a plate and an elastic half-space based on this solution are included.

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