Paper & Board: Forces & Stresses

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Forces & Stresses

In this section, we will discover how some papers and boards are manipulated to show strength and resistance.

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  • Materials need to be tested so they are fit for purpose and are functional.
  • Every material can fit a certain product type but you must know its capabilities.
  • Material testing allows this to happen; applied forces and stresses can allow us to test the capabilities of materials.
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  • Torsion - a twisting force applied to both or one end of a material.
  • Shear - forces acting across the material in opposite directions.
  • Tension - pulling force (outwards).
  • Compression - pushing force which is inwards.
  • Bending - forces at an angle in particular to sheet materials.

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