Wiley InterScience Backfile Collection 1832-2000
Finite deformations of a nonlinear viscoelastic rubber layer bonded to a uniformly rotating rigid cylinder and indented by another rigid cylinder are studied by the finite element method. The problem formulation includes both material and geometric nonlinearities. The effect of the change in the thickness of the layer, its speed of rotation and its material properties on the pressure distribution at the contact surface, and other aspects of the deformation of the layer, are studied.
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