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# Indentation by a Flat Elliptical Punch: Online Calculator

This is a simple calculator for an elastic indentation by a flat punch.

Pressure profile can be calculated as follows:

where , being semi-major axis and being semi-minor axis, – normal load.

Indentation depth is calculated using following equation:

, where is the complete elliptical integral of the first kind, is eccentricity, is the reduced elastic modulus, .

Equations are taken from [1].

Note: the elliptic integral of the first kind is required to calculate the indent value. An approximate formula is used here (http://www.exstrom.com/math/elliptic/ellipint.html).