| This study aims to develop a non-contact stage-wise scanning method to extract 3D damage characteristics on glass surface, which can further facilitate the investigation into the associated influences on the flexural strength of glass.
| The strength of glass plays an important role in the dimensioning of glass components in the building industry. A major factor determining float glass strength is damage such as scratches or cracks due to the brittle material behavior of glass.
| The author proposes a simple surface quality test using a standard window cleaning scraper and common smartphone or shop microscope.
| In some cases, the blemished glass can be restored to an acceptable aesthetic condition using a combination of wet and dry polishing methods.
| Contact angle measurements using method based on B-spline snakes (active contours) were applied to investigate surface wettability properties of commercial soda-lime-silica float glass subjected to various surface preparation methods.
| Glass industry standards in different countries require 24/7 quality control with the same specifications and fully automated analyses and following statistics.