MATERIAL MODELS THAT BEHAVE LIKE REALITY
Accurate material models are essential in order to perform useful simulations. Historically, paper materials have been simulated with material models developed for metals, which have a less complex behavior, thus giving poor conformity with reality. The material models developed for paper, cardboard and corrugated paper by A-Dev describes the materials in a realistic manner. A-Dev sells licenses for this software and also develops models tailored to specific customer requirements.
The material model is described in www.PaperFEM.com. In addition to imitate the elasto-plastic behavior of paper materials in the different directions it also capture other important mechanisms, such as how the fiber rises when thicker paperboard is sheared and the mechanism behind how the material loses some of its rigidity after creasing or when corrugated paperboard is flattened during manufacturing.
All simulations that appear on this website and Paperfem.com is simulated with these material models.