Ph.D candidate
Mechanical Engineering, UVic

Matthias Aigner completed his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Leoben in Austria in 2015 and 2016, respectively.

Matthias will collaborate with Reza Harirforoush on ERMP project 2.2 to further develop the bar force sensor for pulp and paper refiners. Matthias will investigate the effect of pulp furnish (i.e. softwood, hardwood) and plate pattern on the shear force along with the direction of the bar. He will also perform further analysis in investigating the effect of plate pattern on bar forces by designing and installing  the refiner force sensor in  different plate patterns ( i.e. BEL=0.99 km/rev).