Boussinesq's problem

Boussinesq's problem

[′bü·si′nesks ‚präb·ləm]
(mechanics)
The problem of determining the stresses and strains in an infinite elastic body, initially occupying all the space on one side of an infinite plane, and indented by a rigid punch having the form of a surface of revolution with axis of revolution perpendicular to the plane. Also known as Cerruti's problem.
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