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Acoustic emission applied to mechanically loaded paper

Objective

The paper industry is one of the most rapidly changing industries today. Driven by the pressures and demands of Information Technology, its products must meet ever greater demands placed upon it by the customer, involving new paper types and qualities, new requirements for physical properties and behaviour, etc. The problem is that more has to be understood about the complex physical and mechanical properties of paper and its constituents to enable new paper qualities and products to be 'designed'. This project will apply the tool of Acoustic Emission to the material specifications of the paper fibre, its characterisation as well as fibrous networks with the aim of developing new or improved end products. Acoustic Emission is a well-known technique for metals and polymer composites and has shown promise for paper, but has never been systematically investigated or exploited.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

MID-SWEDEN UNIVERSITY
Address
Holmgatan, 10
851 70 Sundsvall
Sweden

Participants (3)

THE NORWEGIAN PULP AND PAPER RESEARCH INTSTITUTE
Norway
Address
Forskningsveien 3
0313 Oslo
UNIVERSITY OF GREENWICH
United Kingdom
Address
Maritime Greenwich Campus, King William Walk
SE10 9JH London
VALLEN-SYSTEME GMBH
Germany
Address
26,Schaeftlarner Weg 26
82057 Icking