Cylindrical Contact Surfaces (3.

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For cylinders in contact, the contact patch is rectangular (half-width b).
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2 ) / E2 2 F (1 Q 12 ) / E1  (1 Q 2 1/ d1  1/ d 2 Sl

Where: l = length of contact area F = force pressing the two spheres together d1 and d2 = diameters of the two solid spheres in contact E1, Ȟ1, E2, Ȟ2 = respective elastic constants of the two spheres

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Contact Stress

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