Plastic Indentation of Metal Blocks by Flat Punch

by W. F. Chen, (A.M.ASCE), Asst. Prof.; Fritz Engrg. Lab., Dept. of Civ. Engrg., Lehigh Univ., Bethlehem, PA,


Serial Information: Journal of the Engineering Mechanics Division, 1970, Vol. 96, Issue 3, Pg. 353-363


Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: Limit analysis is utilized to obtain upper and lower bounds of the punch pressure during indentation of a square punch on a square block and a circular punch on a circular cylinder. Reasonably close upper and lower bounds for the average pressure over the square circular punches are obtained and expressed as functions of the ratio of block width to punch width.

Subject Headings: Limit analysis | Cylinders | Plastics | Metals (chemical)

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