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Analysis of the Mechanical Behavior of a Paperboard Profile

  • M. Rico (a1), J. M. Sandoval (a1), L.A. Flores (a1), N. Muñoz (a1), P.A. Tamayo (a1) and R. G. González (a2)...


This paper shows the technological development for manufacturing corner angle sections or cardboard. Its manufacture involves splicing sheets (liners) of different weight Kraft papers joined with white glue. The thickness and strength of each profile is determined by the amount of spliced leaves and paperweight. There are two types of finishing in the profile, which are: natural finish Kraft wrapping paper and the white paper envelope. The second one is used to print images or logos on the exterior face for advertising purposes. They can withstand bending stresses for supporting buckling in horizontal and vertical position. These profiles are mainly used for packaging, protect corners, transportation and storage. A machine for manufacturing specialized linear process to obtain the required thickness is used. In this article, the basic load of an angular profile is analyzed by the finite element method using ANSYS 14 ®. Mechanical design considerations based on the mechanics of composite materials and the theory of laminated beams are considered. With the results of this analysis, load capacities like bending, buckling and deformation profiles are obtained. Furthermore, a comparison of three thicknesses of angular profiles supporting the mentioned loads is also presented.


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Analysis of the Mechanical Behavior of a Paperboard Profile

  • M. Rico (a1), J. M. Sandoval (a1), L.A. Flores (a1), N. Muñoz (a1), P.A. Tamayo (a1) and R. G. González (a2)...


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