Basic Solid Mechanics Experiments


Hertzian contact apparatus gives a useful introduction to help engineers study and predict contact shapes in comman machined surfaces and materials for example-different types of bearings. The apparatus uses an easily deformed, elastic material for magnified and repeatable results, but the calculations are the same as for other materials.


Experiments: Constant angle, varied pressure and Constant pressure, varied angle.

Faculty: Dr. M. Ramji, Dr. S. Suryakumar
Staff: Mr. S. Jagadeesan