NIST
[skip navigation]National Institute of Standards and TechnologyNational Institute of Standards and Technology - TimeNational Institute of Standards and Technology - Home PageNational Institute of Standards and Technology - About NISTNational Institute of Standards and Technology - Contact UsNational Institute of Standards and Technology - A-Z Site IndexNIST Physical Measurement LaboratoryPML Semiconductor & Dimensional Metrology DivisionSDMD Dimensional Metrology GroupSDMD Surface & Nanostructure Metrology GroupSDMD Nanoscale Metrology GroupSDMD Nanoelectronics GroupSDMD Advanced Device Reliability & Characterization Group
  ENGINEERING METROLOGY TOOLBOX  
 Elastic Compression Calculator 

Elastic Compression Calculator is a web-based tool for calculating the elastic compression of spheres and cylinders at point and line contact.

Elastic Compression of Spheres and Cylinders
at Point and Line Contact
Jack A. Stone and Jay H. Zimmerman

Spheres

Case 1: Two Spheres in Contact
Case 2: Sphere in Contact with Plane
Case 3: Sphere Between Two Parallel Planes
Case 4: Sphere in Contact with Internal

Case 1: Two Spheres in Contact

Case 2: Sphere in Contact with Plane

Case 3: Sphere Between Two Parallel Planes

Case 4: Sphere in Contact with Internal

Cylinders

Case 5: Equal Diameter Cylinders Crossed with Axes at Right Angles
Case 6: Unequal Diameter Cylinders Crossed with Axes at Right Angles
Case 7: Unequal Diameter Cylinders Crossed with Axes at Any Angle
Case 8: Two Cylinders in Contact with Axes Parallel

Case 5: Equal Diameter Cylinders Crossed with Axes at Right Angles

Case 6: Unequal Diameter Cylinders Crossed with Axes at Right Angles

Case 7: Unequal Diameter Cylinders Crossed with Axes at Any Angle

Case 8: Two Cylinders in Contact with Axes Parallel

Case 9: Cylinder in Contact with Plane
Case 10: Cylinder Between Two Parallel Planes

Case 9: Cylinder in Contact with Plane

Case 10: Cylinder Between Two Parallel Planes

Spheres and Cylinders

Case 11: Sphere in Contact with External Cylinder
Case 12: Sphere in Contact with Internal Cylinder
Case 13: Sphere in Contact with Symmetrical Cylindrical Vee Groove
Case 14: Sphere in Contact with Asymmetrical Cylindrical Vee Groove

Case 11: Sphere in Contact with External Cylinder

Case 12: Sphere in Contact with Internal Cylinder

Case 13: Sphere in Contact with Symmetrical Cylindrical Vee Groove

Case 14: Sphere in Contact with Asymmetrical Cylindrical Vee Groove

Case 15: Cylinder in Contact with Asymmetrical Cylindrical Vee Groove
Case 16: Cylinder in Contact with Symmetrical Cylindrical Vee Groove

Case 15: Cylinder in Contact with Asymmetrical Cylindrical Vee Groove

Case 16: Cylinder in Contact with Symmetrical Cylindrical Vee Groove

Return to Top of Album
Return to Top of Document

Web Site Home: Engineering Metrology Toolbox
Technical Inquiries: Daniel S. Sawyer, Group Leader
Dimensional Metrology
Semiconductor and Dimensional Metrology Division
Physical Measurement Laboratory
NIST, 100 Bureau Drive, Stop 8211, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8211

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce.
NIST / PML / Semiconductor and Dimensional Metrology Division

NIST Program Questions: Public Inquires Unit
(301) 975-NIST (6478) TTY (301) 975-8295
NIST, 100 Bureau Drive, Stop 3460, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-3460

Privacy Policy / Security Notice / Accessibility Statement / Disclaimer / Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) / 
Environmental Policy Statement / No Fear Act Policy / ExpectMore.gov (performance of federal programs) / 
NIST Information Quality Standards / Scientific Integrity Summary

Date Created: Monday, January 24, 2005
Last Updated: Friday, April 22, 2005
Technical Web Site Questions: Jay Zimmerman
Feedback and Comments: Webmaster