Evidence for a laminate model for paper

D. H. Page, K. Schulgasser

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The laminate model for paper presented in previous work is used to predict the influence of moisture content and strain rate on the in-plane elastic modulus anisotropy ratios and Poisson's ratios. The predictions are supported by experimental evidence. The laminate theory further predicts that the zero-span strength of a sheet is not a measure of fibre strength but rather is a measure of the strength of the cell wall material in the fibril direction. This prediction is also supported by experimental evidence.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-39
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Applied Mechanics Division, AMD
StatePublished - 1 Dec 1989
Externally publishedYes
EventMechanics of Cellulosic and Polymeric Materials - San Diego, CA, USA
Duration: 9 Jul 198912 Jul 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering


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