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Unveiling paper mysteries with micromechanical simulations

20 settembre 2023
4:00 pm
On-line seminar

3° Seminar:

Research and innovation on materials & mechanics for paper, paperboard and paper products:

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Paper, despite its seeming simplicity, is a highly complex material which can be produced at a speed of 100 km/h. Over the past several decades, research institutions across the world have been dedicated to investigating various paper-related issues. In this presentation, we will delve into one of the most perplexing challenges regarding paper - the failure under compression, which determines the overall strength of a box made of paper. We will analyze the experimental evidence and demonstrate how the use of micromechanical simulations can complement and enhance our understanding of the underlying failure mechanisms, filling in gaps left by the experimental observations alone. By the end of this presentation, we will learn the key elements controlling paper compressive strength and how they differ from the factors affecting its tensile strength.


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Artem Kulachenko, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) - Stockholm, Sweden