Date of Defense


Date of Graduation



Chemical and Paper Engineering

First Advisor

Dewei Qi

Second Advisor

James Springstead


Utilization of computer modeling software to model flexible woody fibers settling onto a filtering mesh akin to many paper machines forming sections. A Lattice-Boltzmann Method, in which a lattice is formed to mimic fluid behaviors via modeled streaming and collision processes, is utilized to model the flow of water near and around these fibers. This process can be used to analyze various subjects such as web rewetting, the effects of Jet to wire speed variation, effects of various fiber length distributions, and many more situations. Specifically, fibers will be modeled to mimic pressing with traditional roll press versus an extended nip press to illustrate varied amounts of rewetting in the wet-press section of a paper machine.


Co-authored with:

Omar Kamal Aly

Ian Geiger

Landon Haight

Zac Weber

Access Setting

Honors Thesis-Open Access

Senior design presentation.pdf (1896 kB)
Defense Presentation