This graduate level textbook focuses on the mechanical properties and performance of products made of fiber-based materials such as paper and board. The book aims to help students develop effective skills for solving problems of product performance and engineering challenges in new product development. Therefore the material is organized with a problem-based approach - a practical example of product performance is presented and then the relevant mechanics are analyzed to deduce which material properties control the performance.
About the Author
Kaarlo Niskanen, Mid Sweden University, Sundsvall, Sweden.
Table of Contents
1 INTRODUCTION2 PAPER AS ENGINEERING MATERIALPART I: STRUCTURAL STRENGTH3 PACKAGING PERFORMANCE4 BOX CORNERS5 FRACTURE PROPERTIESPART II: DYNAMIC STABILITY6 WEB STABILITY7 CREEP AND RELAXATION8 STATISTICS OF FAILURE IN PAPER PRODUCTSPART III: REACTIONS TO MOISTURE AND LIQUIDS9 MOISTURE-INDUCED DEFORMATIONS10 NIP MECHANICS IN PRINTINGPART IV: MATERIAL PROPERTIES11 PAPER AS A FIBER NETWORK12 EXTENDING THE PROPERTY SPACE13 SUMMARY