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Textures and Microstructures
Volume 6, Issue 4, Pages 231-263

Evaluation of the Effect of Initial Texture on the Development of Deformation Texture

Metallurgy Department, Risø National Laboratory, Roskilde DK-4000, Denmark

Received 5 May 1986

Copyright © 1986 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We describe a computer procedure which allows us to introduce experimental initial textures as starting conditions for texture simulation (instead of a theoretical random texture). We apply the procedure on two batches of copper with weak initial textures and on fine-grained and coarse-grained aluminium with moderately strong initial textures. In copper the initial texture turns out to be too weak to have any significant effect. In aluminium the initial texture has a very significant effect on the simulated textures—similar to the effect it has on the experimental textures. However, there are differences between the simulated and the experimental aluminium textures that can only be explained as a grain-size effect. Possible future applications of the procedure are discussed.