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Surface Roughness of Composite Panels as a Quality Control Tool

by Onur Ulker 1,2
Department of Interior Architecture and Environmental Design, University of Kırıkkale, 71450 Yahşihan, Turkey
Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74078-6013, USA
Materials 2018, 11(3), 407;
Received: 1 February 2018 / Revised: 6 March 2018 / Accepted: 8 March 2018 / Published: 9 March 2018
(This article belongs to the Section Biomaterials)
This paper describes a study of the quantify surface roughness of experimentally manufactured particleboards and sandwiched panels having fibers on the surface layers. Surface quality of specimens before and after being overlaid with thin melamine impregnated papers was determined by employing profilometer equipment. Roughness measurements and Janka hardness were carried out on the specimens conditioned at 60% and 95% relative humidity levels. Based on the findings in this work, surface roughness of the specimens that were exposed two relative humidity exposure showed significant differences from each others. Data determined in this study could be beneficial to understand behavior of such panels exposed different humidity levels. View Full-Text
Keywords: surface roughness; composites; hardness; overlaying surface roughness; composites; hardness; overlaying
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Ulker, O. Surface Roughness of Composite Panels as a Quality Control Tool. Materials 2018, 11, 407.

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