A contact model using semi analytical methods, relying on elementary analytical solutions, has been developed. It is based on numerical techniques adapted to contact mechanics, with strong potential for inelastic, inhomogeneous or anisotropic materials. Recent developments aim to quantify displacements and stresses of a layered anisotropic elastic half space which is in contact with a rigid sphere. The influence of material properties and layer thickness on the contact problem solution will be more specifically analyzed. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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