The statistics of interfibre contact in random fibre networks

W. W. Sampson, J. 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
    Number of pages4
    JournalJournal of Pulp and Paper Science
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 2005


    • Contacting
    • Fiber Networks
    • Fibers
    • Mathematical Models
    • Statistics


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