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Texture of Crystalline Solids
Volume 2, Issue 4, Pages 225-241

A New Library Program for Texture Calculations

Laboratoire de Métallurgie Structurale, University of Metz, France

Received 18 February 1977

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A new library program which allows the calculation and storage of the numerical tables necessary for a three-dimensional texture analysis is proposed. Its main characteristics are:

–possibility of selecting the values to be stored according to the desired microscopic and macroscopic symmetries as well as to the step of exploration of the pole figures;

–possibility of choosing the quantity of information to be stored for obtaining, in the further three-dimensional analysis, a good agreement between the computing time and the memory space; and

–great precision of the stored values and short time of calculation due to the use of new and optimized aigorithms.