The Statistics of Interfibre Contact in Random Fibre Networks

William Sampson (Corresponding Author), Jari Sirviö

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Theory is presented describing the fraction of fibre surfaces in a random fibrous network that contact zero, one or two other fibres. A full model gives these absolute contact states in terms of the fractional contact area (FCA) and mean coverage of the network. An approximate model gives the absolute contact states as a function of FCA only. The expressions derived are compared with experimental data and agreement is excellent.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)127-131
JournalJournal of Pulp and Paper Science
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2005
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


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