Spherical Contact (Hertzian stress) - determining max thickness

  1. In a situation that involves a "ball in socket" type scenario:
    ["ball" radius - R1]
    ["socket" radius - R2]
    How would one go about determining the maximum thickness of the socket - given that failure occurs due to yielding

    assume [S_shear=0.3*p_max] where p_max is the maximum pressure within the contact area
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