Hygro-mechanical structure–property relations for paper sheets

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Our objective is to establish models which allow one to predict the hygro-mechanical properties of paper sheets based on the properties of the underlying fibrous network. Asymptotic homogenisation is used to determine rigorous effective properties of random networks numerically. The trend predicted by these random networks is however captured quite reasonably by a much simpler analytical model which assumes a regular network of perpendicular fibres. The latter model is fully analytical and is thus a much more powerful tool for developing understanding and designing materials. Predictions made by it compare well with measured hygro-expansivities reported in the literature.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationContributions to the Foundations of Multidisciplinary Research in Mechanics
Subtitle of host publicationpapers presented during the 24th International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (ICTAM 2016) held in Montreal, Canada, August 22-26, 2016
EditorsJ.M. Floryan
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-660-05459-9
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event24th International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, ICTAM 2016 - Montréal, Canada
Duration: 21 Aug 201626 Aug 2016
Conference number: 24


Conference24th International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, ICTAM 2016
Abbreviated titleICTAM


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