Table 2: Texture results of AZ31/AZ91 and AZ31/AZ91/TiC nanocomposite based on X-ray diffraction.

MaterialSectionaPlaneAverage 𝐼 / 𝐼 m a x b

AZ31/AZ91T1 0 −1 0 prism0.53
0 0 0 2 basal0.26
1 0 −1 1 pyramidal1.00
L1 0 −1 0 prism0.33
0 0 0 2 basal0.63
1 0 −1 1 pyramidal1.00

AZ31/AZ91/1.5vol% TiCT1 0 −1 0 prism0.61
0 0 0 2 basal0.11
1 0 −1 1 pyramidal1.00
L1 0 −1 0 prism0.32
0 0 0 2 basal0.65
1 0 −1 1 pyramidal1.00

aT: transverse; L: longitudinal.
b 𝐼 𝑚 𝑎 𝑥 is XRD maximum intensity from either prism, basal, or pyramidal planes.