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Design Day Projects
The Orthotropic Behavior of Paper: Fracture and Wetting Properties
Team: #1: Heritage Science for Conservation
Program: Materials Science and Engineering
Paper is a very common and accessible material. Due to its cellulose fiber makeup and mode of processing, it is an orthotropic material, meaning it has different material properties along three perpendicular axes. Its mechanical properties are dependent on the amount of alignment of the fibers and the orientation relative to the direction of most alignment. In this study, we aimed to determine the affects of alignment on paper’s fracture and wetting properties, and how these properties vary for papers that have been processed differently.
Dr. Patricia McGuiggan