Numerical evaluation of interfibre joint strength measurements in terms of three-dimensional resultant forces and moments
2013 (English)In: Cellulose (London), ISSN 0969-0239, E-ISSN 1572-882X, Vol. 20, no 4, 1691-1710 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The interfibre joint is one of the key elements in creating the strength of self-binding fibrous materials such as paper and board. In order evaluate the strength properties of interfibre joints using direct measurements, a greater understanding on how the mode of loading influences the results is desirable. The methods reported in the literature do not in general distinguish between the contributions of normal and shear stresses in the bonded region. This paper presents a numerical analysis procedure, based on the finite element method, for evaluating interfibre joint strength measurements in terms of the normal, shear, and moment loading components during testing. The target is to estimate the resultant forces and moments, that acts in the interfibre joint region at rupture, of Kraft pulp interfibre joints tested under two principally different modes of loading. The results show that for a typical interfibre joint test, modes of loading other than pure shear cannot, in general, be neglected, and are strongly dependent on the structural geometry of the fibre-fibre crosses. In addition, the resultant forces and moments were scaled in terms of the interface area and the twisting and bending resistance of the interface approximated as an ellipse to account for differences in interface area between the measurements. These scaled resultants were used to quantify how the mode of loading influences the relation between the amount of normal stress and the amount of shear stress that develop in the interfibre joint.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. Vol. 20, no 4, 1691-1710 p.
Fibre-fibre cross, Fibre-fibre joint, Finite rotations, Interfibre joint strength, Mode of loading, Paper mechanics, Paper strength
Paper, Pulp and Fiber Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-132214DOI: 10.1007/s10570-013-9939-xISI: 000322673000014ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84881024839OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-132214DiVA: diva2:659785
FunderSwedish Research Council, 2007-5380
QC 201310282013-10-282013-10-242014-05-27Bibliographically approved