properties and unit for glass coating

Posted by Vera Prisna on October 13, 2003 at 19:58:41:


A research project I am working on requires me to match the following properties of glass coating of steel to well definied properties and units in material science/engineering.

Those properties are:
(1) hardness
(2) smoothness
(3) resistance to abrasion
(4) Non-sticking properties of surface
(5) friction of water over steel

Could anyone point me to online resources that would help me match those 'layman' properties with standard scientific properties used in surface engineering?
Or even better - could someone just tell me what physical/engineering properties or units I should look for in each of the 5 categories?

I spoke with a couple of material science experts and they did not really know if there are any formal properties/units describing (2)'smoothness', (4) non-sticking properties of surface, and (5) friction of water over steel.

If there is a more appropriate message board to post my question, I would love to know about it as well.

Thank you!

Vera Prisna

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