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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.

Publication Year: 2009  View PDF »

Category: Conference Proceedings
Associated Research Project(s):   FPL-4709-5A

Abstract: Poor formation in paper, as denoted by large local variation of mass, tends to reduce maximum tensile strength but has not been well characterized. The effect of grammage variation on tensile strength was studied by introducing carefully placed holes in tensile specimens made of three different paper materials. Previous researchers demonstrated that the point-stress criterion (PSC) accurately predicts failure for paper specimens containing a single hole. Results of comparing the PSC for multiple holes in paper indicated the PSC provided a conservative strength estimate for specimens with multiple holes.

Keywords: Finite element method, holes, fibers, mechanical properties, paper, mechanical properties, testing, deformations, tensile strength, strains, stresses, fiber properties, strength, papermaking

File size: 124 kb(s)

Date posted: 06/26/2009

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RITS Product ID: 29714
Current FPL Scientist associated with this product
Considine, John M.
Materials Research Engineer

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