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    Author(s): Millard W. Johnson; Thomas J. Urbanik; William E. Denniston
    Date: 1979
    Source: Research paper FPL no. 348. Madison, WI : USDA, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 39 pages.
    Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
    Station: Forest Products Laboratory
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    Determining optimum distribution of fiber through rational design of corrugated fiberboard could result in significant reductions in fiber required to meet end-use conditions, with subsequent reductions in price pressure and extension of the softwood timber supply. A theory of thin plates under large deformations is developed that is both kinematically and physically nonlinear. This theory is used to analyze the strength of a singlewall fiberboard element which modeled as a composite plate structure. Either an elastic-type instability or a compression failure mode is allowed. The results of this analysis used to explain how to adjust facing and corrugating medium thicknesses to maximize the edgewise compression strength per board weight.

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    Johnson, Millard W.; Urbanik, Thomas J.; Denniston, William E. 1979. Optimum fiber distribution in singlewall corrugated fiberboard. Research paper FPL no. 348. Madison, WI : USDA, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 39 pages.


    Compression, design, elasticity, fiberboards, model, strength, compressive strength, buckling, plates, fiberboard, standards

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