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One Gifford Pinchot Drive
Madison, WI 53726-2398
Phone: (608) 231-9200
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John M. Considine
John M. Considine

John M. Considine

Fiber and Chemical Sciences Research
Unit: FPL-4709
Materials Research Engineer
One Gifford Pinchot Drive
Madison, WI
United States
53726-2398

Phone: 608-231-9525
jconsidine@fs.fed.us

Current Research

  • Use of VFM (Virtual Fields Method) for stiffness identification in thin web materials
  • Determination of stiffness variation (heterogeneity) in paper and paperboard


Research Interest

  • Constitutive behavior of paper and paperboard
  • Full-field experimental displacement techniques on orthotropic materials
  • Property optimization for increased end-use performance of cellulosic materials
  • Time, temperature and moisture effects on paper and paperboard
  • Heterogeneity characterization of materials
  • Full-field displacement measurement techniques


Research Importance

Conservation of the US cellulose fiber resource reduces landfill requirements, transportation costs and improves industry competitiveness.


Education

  • University of Wisconsin - Madison, Ph.D. Materials Science Program , 2013
  • University of Wisconsin - Madison, M.S. Engineering Mechanics , 1986
  • University of Wisconsin - Madison, B.S. Engineering Mechanics , 1985

Professional Organizations

  • Society of Experimental Mechanics Member: Inverse Methods Technical Division, Member
  • Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI), Member

Below are the 48 US Forest Service publications sorted by year. You may re-sort the list by: Title, Date Posted, Category, Publication or Year.

Publication Year: 2018
 
Title: Determination of constitutive properties in inverse problem using airy stress function
Source: In: Residual stress, thermomechanics & infrared imaging, hybrid techniques and inverse problems. Volume 8. The Society for Experimental Mechanics, Inc.: 73-81. Chapter 12.
Author(s) Alshaya, A. ; Considine, John M.; Rowlands, R.
Year: 2018   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Mechanical characterization of cellulose nanofibril materials made by additive manufacturing
Source: In: Proceedings, SEM 2018. Mechanics of additive advanced manufacturing, volume 8. Springer International Publishing: 43-45.
Author(s) Mariani, Lisa M.; Considine, John M.; Turner, Kevin T.
Year: 2018   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2017
 
Title: Cellulosic ethanol byproducts as a bulking agent
Source: TAPPI Journal. 16(1): 37-43.
Author(s) Considine, J.M.; Coffin, D.; Zhu, J.Y.; Mann, D.H.; Tang, X.
Year: 2017   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Chapter 20: Stiffness heterogeneity of multiply paperboard examined with VFM
Source: Residual Stress, Thermomechanics & Infrared Imaging, Hybrid Techniques and Inverse Problems, Volume 9, eds: 151-160. Proceedings of the 2016 Annual Conference on Experimental and Applied Mechanics.
Author(s) Hagman, Anton; Considine, John; Nygards, Mikael
Year: 2017   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Sensitivity analysis of hybrid thermoelastic techniques
Source: In: Quinn, S.; Balandraud, X., eds. Proceedings, society for experimental mechanics series. Residual stress, thermomechanics & infrared imaging, hybrid techniques and inverse problems, Volume 9: 29-36.
Author(s) Samad, W.A.; Considine, J.M.
Year: 2017   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Smoothly varying in-plane stiffness heterogeneity evaluated under uniaxial tensile stress
Source: Strain. 53(5): 1-26.
Author(s) Considine, J.M.; Pierron, F.; Turner, K.T.; Lava, P.; Tang, X.
Year: 2017   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2016
 
Title: Chapter 7: Use of VFM for Heterogeneity Evaluation of Materials Under Uniaxial Tensile Stress
Source: Experimental and Applied Mechanics, Volume 4, 2016; pp. 61-66.
Author(s) Considine, John; Pierron, F.; Turner, K.T.
Year: 2016   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Chapter 8 optimized test design for identification of the variation of elastic stiffness properties of Loblolly Pine (Pinus taeda) pith to bark
Source: In: C. Sciammarella et al. (eds.), Experimental and Applied Mechanics, Volume 4.
Author(s) Kretschmann, David; Considine, John; Pierron, F.
Year: 2016   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2014
 
Title: Characterization of Paper Heterogeneity
Source: Considine, John M. "Characterization of Paper Heterogeneity." Order No. 3593370 The University of Wisconsin - Madison, 2013. Ann Arbor: ProQuest. Web. 11 Aug. 2014; 143 p.
Author(s) Considine, John M.
Year: 2014   view abstract, download publication »
Title: General Anisotropy Identification of Paperboard with Virtual Fields Method
Source: Experimental Mechanics, 2014; 16 p.
Author(s) Considine, J.M.; Pierron, F.; Turner, K.T.; Vahey, D.W.
Year: 2014   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Influence of drying restraint on physical and mechanical properties of nanofibrillated cellulose films
Source: Cellulose Volume 21, 2014; pp. 347-356.
Author(s) Baez, Carlos; Considine, John; Rowlands, Robert
Year: 2014   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2013
 
Title: Anisotropy Characterization of Asymmetric Glass/Epoxy Composites
Source: Proceedings of 2013 Society of Experimental Mechanics Annual Conference, Paper 62, 2013; 8 p.
Author(s) Holmes Jr, L. R.; Considine, J.M.; Pierron, F.; Turner, K.T.
Year: 2013   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Anisotropy Evaluation of Paperboard With Virtual Fields Method
Source: In: Proceedings of 2013 SEM annual conference and exposition on experimental and applied mechanics. 2013 June 3-5; Lombard, IL. Paper 83; 2013; 8 p.
Author(s) Considine, J.M.; Pierron, F.; Turner, K.T.; Vahey, D.W.
Year: 2013   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Determining the Elastic Modulus of Compliant Thin Films Supported on Substrates from Flat Punch Indentation Measurements
Source: Experimental Mechanics; published online January 2013. pp. 11.
Author(s) Wald, M.J.; Considine, J.M.; Turner, K.T.
Year: 2013   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Indentation Measurements of Soft Materials using Optical Surface Deformation Measurements
Source: In: Proceedings of 2013 Society of Experimental Mechanics Annual Conference, Paper 460, 2013; 12 p.
Author(s) Wald, M.J.; Considine, J.M.; Turner, K.T.
Year: 2013   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Influence of forming conditions on fiber tilt
Source: TAPPI JOURNAL, Volume 12, Number 4. April 2013; pp. 33-40.
Author(s) Vahey, David W.; Considine, John M.; and MacGregor, Michael A.
Year: 2013   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Strong and Optically Transparent Films Prepared Using Cellulosic Solid Residue Recovered from Cellulose Nanocrystals Production Waste Stream
Source: ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces Volume 5, 2013; pp. 2527-2534.
Author(s) Wang, Qianqian; Zhu, J.Y.; Considine, John M.
Year: 2013   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2012
 
Title: Blister contact test for Characterizing Pressure Sensitive Adhesives Coated on thin Sheets
Source: In: Proceedings of 35th Annual Meeting of the Adhesion Society, 26 Feb. 2012 - 29 Feb. 2012, New Orleans, LA, USA.
Author(s) Ip, Nathan; Considine, John M.; Turner, Kevin T.
Year: 2012   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Improved instrumented Indentation of Soft Materials through Surface Deformation Measurements
Source: In: Proceedings of the SEM International Conference & Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics June 11-12, 2012 Costa Mesa, California USA copyright 2012 Society for Experimental Mechanics Inc.
Author(s) Wald, M. J.; Considine, J. M.; Turner, K. T.
Year: 2012   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2011
 
Title: Effect of Inorganic Fillers in Paper on the Adhesion of Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives
Source: Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology 25 (2011) 581-596; 2011
Author(s) Chen, Weixu; Tang, Xiaoyan; Considine, John; Turner, Kevin T.
Year: 2011   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Evaluation of strength-controlling defects in paper by stress concentration analyses
Source: Journal of Composite Materials, Volume 46, Number 11, 1323–1334; 2011
Author(s) Considine, John M.; Vahey, David W.; Evans, James W.; Turner, Kevin T.; Rowlands, Robert E.
Year: 2011   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Proceedings, Sixth International Symposium: Moisture and Creep Effects on Paper, Board, and Containers
Source: USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, FPL-GTR-196, 2011
Author(s) Considine, John M.; Ralph, Sally A.
Year: 2011   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2010
 
Title: An Inverse Method for Analyzing Defects in Heterogeneous Materials
Source: In: Proceedings of SEM annual conference and exposition on experimental and applied mechanics. 2010 June 710. Indianapolis, IN. Bethel, CT: Society for Experimental Mechanics, Inc. Paper Number 257; CD; ISBN: 978-1-935116-05-9. 2010
Author(s) Considine, John M.; Vahey, David W.; Mattys, Don; Rowlands, Robert E.; Turner, Kevin T.
Year: 2010   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Inherent Defect Size: Calculation and Use For composite Materials
Source: In: Proceedings of 16th US National congress of theoretical and applied mechanics. 2010 June 27-July 2. State College, PA. State College, PA: The Pennsylvania State University; Paper Number 990; 2010
Author(s) Considine, John M.; Vahey, David W.; Rowlands, Robert E.; Turner, Kevin T.
Year: 2010   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Measuring the Elastic Modulus of Soft Thin Films on Substrates
Source: In: Proceedings of SEM annual conference and exposition on experimental and applied mechanics. 2010 June 7-10. Indianapolis, IN. Bethel, CT: Society for Experimental Mechanics, Inc. Paper Number 329; CD; ISBN: 978-1-935116-05-9. 2010
Author(s) Wald, M. J.; Considine, J. M.; Turner, K. T.
Year: 2010   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Tests for z-direction fibre orientation in paper
Source: Vahey, David W. and John M. Considine. Tests for z-direction fibre orientation in paper. Appita Journal, vol. 63, no. 1 : 27-31, 41 (Jan-Mar. 2010).2010
Author(s) Vahey, David W.; Considine, John M.
Year: 2010   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Variation of Paper Curl due to Fiber Orientation
Source: In: Proceedings of the SEM Annual Conference June 7-10, 2010 Indianapolis, Indiana USA paper number 281. CD; ISBN: 978-1-935226-05-9. 2010
Author(s) Decker, J. T.; Khaja, A. A.; Hoang, M. T.; Considine, J. M.; Vahey, D. W.; Turner, K. T.; Rowlands, R. E.
Year: 2010   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Z-direction fiber orientation in paperboard
Source: TAPPI JOURNAL October 2010, pp. 25-32; 2010
Author(s) Considine, John M.; Vahey, David W.; Gleisner, Roland; Rudie, Alan; Roscoat, Sabine Rolland Du; Bloch, Jean-Francis
Year: 2010   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2009
 
Title: Enhancing Paper Strength by Optimizing Defect Configuration
Source: IN: Proceedings of the 2009 SEM Annual Conference and Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics, June 1-4, 2009, Albuquerque, New Mexico. [Bethel, CT : Society for Experimental Mechanics, Inc.], c2009. 1 CD-ROM. ISBN: 978-1-935116-03-5 .
Author(s) Considine, J.; Skye, W.; Chen, W.; Matthys, D.; Vahey, D.; Turner, K.; Rowlands, R.
Year: 2009   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Impact of Z-Direction Fiber Orientation on Performance of Commercial and Laboratory Linerboards
Source: In: PaperCon 2009 TAPPI/PIMA paper conference and trade show. 2009 May 31-June 3; St. Louis, MO.Atlanta, GA: TAPPI. Available online at http://www.tappi.org. 10p.
Author(s) Vahey, David W.; Considine, John M.
Year: 2009   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2008
 
Title: COMPARISON OF FIBER ORIENTATION AND TENSILE-STIFFNESS ORIENTATION MEASUREMENTS IN PAPER
Source: In: PROC., Progress in Paper Physics Seminar 2008, Espoo, Finland - June 2-5, Otaniemi Finland; pp. 271-274; 2008
Author(s) Vahey, Considine, Kahra, Scotch
Year: 2008   view abstract, download publication »
Title: EFFECTS OF THERMAL AGING ON MECHANICAL PERFORMANCE OF PAPER
Source: In: Progress in Paper Physics Seminar 2008, Helsinki University of Technology (TKK), Espoo, Finland - June 2-5, Otaniemi Finland; pp.
Author(s) Hotle, Considine, Wald, Rowlands, Turner
Year: 2008   view abstract, download publication »
Title: INVESTIGATION OF FIBER TILT IN PAPERBOARD
Source: In: Proc., Progress in Paper Physics Seminar 2008 - June 2-5, Otaniemi Finland Espoo, Finland; pp. 153-155; 2008
Author(s) Considine, Vahey
Year: 2008   view abstract, download publication »
Title: NANOINDENTATION STUDIES OF PAPER
Source: Espoo, Finland - June 2-5, Otaniemi Finland; pp. 163-166; 2008
Author(s) Hotle, Jakes, Considine, Rolands, Turner
Year: 2008   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Surface and Subsurface Fiber-Orientation-Angle Measurements in Three Office Papers
Source: In: Proceedings, PaperCon'08 TAPPI/Pima Conference and Trade Show, May 4-9, Dallas, Texas, Talk 32.2.
Author(s) Vahey, D. W.; Considine, J. M.
Year: 2008   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2007
 
Title: Full-field local displacement analysis of two-sided paperboard
Source: 61st Appita Annual Conference and Exhibition : Gold Coast, Australia, 6-9 May 2007 : proceedings. Carlton, VIC : Appita, c2007: ISBN: 9780975746928: Pages 223-227
Author(s) Considine, J.M.; Vahey, D.W.
Year: 2007   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Tests for Z-direction fiber orientation
Source: 61st Appita Annual Conference and Exhibition : Gold Coast, Australia, 6-9 May 2007 : proceedings. Carlton, VIC : Appita, c2007: ISBN: 9780975746928: Pages 53-59
Author(s) Vahey, David W.; Considine, John M.
Year: 2007   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2006
 
Title: Local constitutive behavior of paper determined by an inverse method
Source: In:Proceedingsofprogressinpaperphysics-aseminar.20 06October1-5.Oxford,OH.Oxford,OH:MiamiUniversity:9 5-98; 2006
Author(s) Considine, John M.; Scott, C. Tim; Zhu, Junyong
Year: 2006   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2005
 
Title: Use of digital image correlation to study the local deformation field of paper and paperboard
Source: Proceedings of the advances in paper science and technology : 13th fundamental research symposium, 2005 September 11-16, Cambridge, UK. Cambridge, UK : The Pulp and Paper Fundamental Research Society, 2005: pages 613-630.
Author(s) Considine, J.M.; Scott, C.T.; Gleisner, R.; Zhu, J.Y.
Year: 2005   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 1994
 
Title: Compressive creep behavior of corrugating components affected by humid environment
Source: Tappi J. 77(1):87-95
Author(s) Considine, John M.; Stoker, Denise L.; Laufenberg, Theodore L. Evans, James W.
Year: 1994   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 1992
 
Title: In-plane hygroexpansivity of postage stamp papers
Source: Proceedings: TAGA 43rd annual technical conference 1991
Author(s) Considine, John M.; Bobalek, John F.
Year: 1992   view abstract, download publication »
Title: The Bending Stiffnesses of Corrugated Board
Source: AMD-Vol. 145, MD-Vol. 36; Mechanics of Cellulosic Materials
Author(s) Luo, S.; Suhling, J.C.; Considine, J.M.; Laufenberg, T.L.
Year: 1992   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 1991
 
Title: Analysis of the Burst Test Geometry A New Approach
Source: In: Proceedings, 1991 International paper physics conference; 1991 September 22-26; Kona, HI. Atlanta, GA: TAPPI Press; Book 2, 1991: pp. 579-584.
Author(s) Strikwerda, John C.; Considine, John M.
Year: 1991   view abstract, download publication »
Title: The influence of moisture content on the nonlinear constitutive behavior of cellulosic materials
Source: In: Proceedings of the 1991 International Paper Physics Conference, TAPPI, Kona, Hawaii, September, 1991. pp. 695-711.
Author(s) Yeh, K. C.; Considine, J. M.; Suhling, J. C.
Year: 1991   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 1989
 
Title: Compressive creep behavior of paperboard in a cyclic humidity environment-exploratory experiment
Source: Tappi Journal, 1989; pp. 131-136.
Author(s) Considine, John M.; Gunderson, Dennis E.; Thelin, Peter; Fellers, Christer
Year: 1989   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Effects of Moisture on the Biaxial Strength of Wood-based composites
Source: In: 1989 May 29-June 1, Cambridge, MA Bethel, CT: Society for experimental Mechanics, 1989; pp. 602-609.
Author(s) Suhling, J.C.; Considine, J.M.; Yeh, K.C.
Year: 1989   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 1988
 
Title: The Compressive Load-Strain Curve of Paperboard: Rate of Load and Humidity Effects
Source: Journal of Pulp and Paper Science: Volume 14, Number 2, March 1988; pp. 37-71.
Author(s) Gunderson, D.E.; Considine, J.M.; Scott, C.T.
Year: 1988   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 1986
 
Title: Measuring the mechanical behavior of paperboard in a changing humidity environment
Source: Proceedings of the 1986 International Process and Materials Quality Evaluation Conference. Atlanta : Tappi Press, 1986: pages 245-251.
Author(s) Gunderson, Dennis E.; Considine, John M.
Year: 1986   view abstract, download publication »
 
Publication Year: 2013
The localized stiffness of thin paper materials can now be measured with a single test. Thinkstock
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New Method Measures Localized Stiffness of Thin Paper Materials with a Single Test

Forest Products Laboratory researchers have developed a method to measure localized stiffness of thin paper materials with a single test. Although developed for use on problems in the paper industry, this equipment and analysis are equally useful for ...

Research Projects serving in the role of Principal Investigator
 
Project NameStart DateEnd Date
 
Paper and Fiber Physics

Total affiliated publications: 12
10-01-201209-30-2017

TitleDate Posted
A Major League Epidemic:

Researchers at the Forest Products Laboratory (FPL) have been studying bat breakage for nearly a decade. Research materials engineer John Considine recently stopped by Madison’s WORT FM’s 8 O’Clock Buzz to discuss the project’s progress and how scientists have worked to make wooden bats safe...

06-15-2017

2015 Director's Awards Presented

Michael T. Rains, Director of the Forest Products Laboratory (FPL) and Northern Research Station (NRS), today presented the 2015 Director’s Awards to 10 exceptional employees furthering scientific advancement at the two research facilities. Rains praised the honorees for their impacts and contribu...

05-27-2015

NanocelluloseAdvances in Microfibrillated Cellulose Films

MFC (microfibrillated cellulose) has recently become a major area of research, as it offers promising advantages as a reinforcement in composites materials. It has the potential for replacing synthetic fibers in applications where post-use biodegradability is beneficial. This material is extracted f...

08-04-2014

David Vahey, FPL research materials engineer (retired)A Winning Paper...on Paper

A journal article authored by Forest Products Laboratory researchers David Vahey (retired) and John Considine has been selected as the TAPPI Journal Best Research Paper for 2013...

04-07-2014

stampsRecyclable, Compostable Stamps That Last “Forever”

Do you remember the last time you licked a stamp? Maybe not, and for good reason: 20 years have passed since the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) first started transitioning from “lickable” stamps to the peel-and-stick squares we use today, called “pressure-sensitive adhesive” stamps by those in t...

11-08-2012