Cylinder Roller Contact

Application ID: 1431

Consider an infinitely long steel cylinder resting on a flat aluminum foundation, where both structures are elastic. The cylinder is subjected to a point load along its top. The objective of this study is to find the contact pressure distribution and the length of contact between the foundation and the cylinder. An analytical solution exists, and this model includes a comparison against the COMSOL Multiphysics solution. This model is based on a NAFEMS benchmark.

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