Date of Award


Degree Name

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.


15 over sized plans as additional files

B-2-A.pdf (19528 kB)
B-2-B.pdf (19435 kB)
B-3.pdf (20349 kB)
B-6.pdf (19671 kB)
B-8.pdf (20023 kB)
B-9.pdf (20116 kB)
B-13.pdf (51000 kB)
C-1-A.pdf (61525 kB)
C-1-B_2.pdf (61956 kB)
C-4.pdf (159820 kB)
C-5.pdf (39608 kB)
c-7.pdf (59343 kB)
C-10.pdf (57176 kB)
C-11.pdf (59165 kB)
C-12.pdf (61204 kB)