Title: Study of mapping relationship between surface micro-defect and haze of polycarbonate plate

Authors: Yao Huang; Daming Wu; Qingyun Meng

Addresses: Engineering Research Center for Polymer Processing Equipment, Ministry of Education, College of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, 15 BeiSanhuan East Road, ChaoYang District, Beijing 100029, China ' State Key Laboratory of Organic-Inorganic Composites, College of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, 15 BeiSanhuan East Road, ChaoYang District, Beijing 100029, China ' College of Science, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, 15 BeiSanhuan East Road, ChaoYang District, Beijing 100029, China

Abstract: This paper investigates the mapping relationship between surface micro-defects and haze of polycarbonate (PC) plate. Experiment studies showed that the PC plate with different degree of surface micro-defect can be produced by the process of injection and hot embossing, and then the haze of the PC plate can be measured by haze tester. Simulation studies were made through ray tracing method to find the proper topography function of the surface of the plate and calculate the haze of the plate, so as to study the relationship between surface micro-defect and haze. Finally, it was found that the experimental results validated the theoretical simulation well. And the prediction and evaluation of the haze through the mapping relationship was available.

Keywords: micro-defects; haze; mapping; topography; surface defects; polycarbonate plate; simulation; ray tracing.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSPM.2015.068518

International Journal of Simulation and Process Modelling, 2015 Vol.10 No.1, pp.39 - 44

Available online: 26 Mar 2015 *

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