The in-plane poisson ratio of paper

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It is shown in this paper that the in-plane Poisson ratios of isotropic paper sheets constituted of chemically produced pulps is 1 3, and hence that relatively simple network theories can be used in studying the mechanical behaviour of such sheets. A direct and seemingly reliable technique6 which has been used to obtain Poisson ratios for numerous papers is shown to underestimate true values by a very nearly fixed amount.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)297-309
Number of pages13
JournalFibre Science and Technology
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1983

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