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Textures and Microstructures
Volume 7 (1987), Issue 2, Pages 115-129

Texture Analysis From Incomplete Pole Figures in Low Symmetry Cases

Laboratoire de Métallurgie Structurale, Faculté des Sciences Ile du Saulcy, Metz Cedex 57045, France

Received 24 November 1986; Accepted 12 December 1986

Copyright © 1987 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.


From a classification of crystal symmetries involved in texture analysis we define a set of (low) crystal symmetries that can be similarly managed in the same computer program, using the harmonic method. A way of calculating the texture from incomplete pole figures is then proposed. Results are reported for two examples with hexagonal and trigonal crystal symmetry, respectively, and advantages and limitations of such texture analyses are discussed.