Fluid Mechanics of Papermaking
2011 (English)In: Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics, ISSN 0066-4189, E-ISSN 1545-4479, Vol. 43, 195-217 p.Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
Papermaking is to a large extent a multiphase flow process in which the structure of the material and many of the relevant properties of the final product are determined by the interaction between water and the wood fibers. The dominant feature of a suspension composed of wood fibers and water is its inherent propensity to form bundles of mechanically entangled fibers, known as fiber flocs. However, the phenomena apparent throughout the papermaking process are not unique but in fact have a generic fluid dynamical nature.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. Vol. 43, 195-217 p.
fiber suspension, fiber orientation, stability, jet flow
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-33989DOI: 10.1146/annurev-fluid-122109-160700ISI: 000287046400009ScopusID: 2-s2.0-79551544061OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-33989DiVA: diva2:418442
QC 201105232011-05-232011-05-232011-05-23Bibliographically approved