Date of Award
Bachelor of Science
Paper Science and Engineering
The headbox and associated equipment, such as the slice and intlet header, are the most important items on a paper machine since what this equipment does or does not do at the wet end determines the quality of paper the machine will produce. The purpose of this project is to examine the historical background and the development of this equipment and ultimately design a new headbox for the fourdrinier pilot machine at Western Michigan University's Department of Paper Science and Engineering. The present headbox does not allow sufficient head to be developed due to the low speed of the machine.
Alger, Richard N., "The Modern Paper Machine Headbox" (1975). Paper Engineering Senior Theses. 1.