Paper strength: statistics and correlation structure

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Due to the presence of a multiscale, disordered, fibrous microstructure in paper, its mechanical characteristics are not universal material properties but, rather, emerge as functions of specimen size and shape, as well as loading conditions. In order to grasp the statistical variability and spatial correlation structure of elasticity and strength parameters, a random field model is introduced. One- and two-point specifications of the model are exemplified by an array of 7 inches × 1 inch specimens subjected to tensile tests.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)L33-L38
JournalInternational Journal of Fracture
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Mechanics of Materials


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