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%% Copyright 2014 MERCIER David
function ae = elasticRadius(load, R1, R2, E1, E2, varargin)
%% Function giving the Hertzian elastic contact radius in microns
% See K. L. Johnson, "Contact Mechanics" (1987) - ISBN: 9780521347969
% ae: Elastic contact radius in microns
% load: Applied load in mN
% R1: radius of the 1st body in microns
% R2: radius of the 2nd body in microns
% E1: Young's modulus of the 1st body in GPa
% E1: Young's modulus of the 2nd body in GPa
if nargin < 5
E2 = 1070; % in GPa
end
if nargin < 4
E1 = 60; % in GPa
end
if nargin < 3
R2 = 0.45; % in microns
end
if nargin < 2
R1 = 0; % in microns
end
if nargin < 1
load = 0.1; % in mN
end
Rred = reducedValue(R1, R2);
Ered = reducedValue(E1, E2);
ae = ((3/4).*(Rred*load./Ered)).^(1/3);
end
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