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Objective assessment of the surface quality of coated surfaces

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A novel procedure has been developed for the assessment of the surface finish of in-mould gel-coated fibre-reinforced polymer matrix composites. The technique involves photographing the reflection from a coated surface on an opaque screen and analysing the image using fractal dimensions. The ranking of the quality of surface finish from this technique sensibly aligns with that obtained by human observation and by the commercial Wavescan DOI system. The investment required for the new system is primarily that required for a high-resolution digital camera, and hence is less than 5 of the cost of the commercial instrument.
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Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1 DUT in Material Science and Engineering, Professional Licence in Plastics and Composites Materials, was educated at IUT de St-Brieuc (Universit de Rennes 1). He worked for MF Tech as Filament Winding Engineer and is now a freelancer in this technology, based in Ontario, Canada.

Publication date: January 1, 2011

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