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Textures and Microstructures
Volume 8 (1988) –9

A Comparison of Measured and Texture-Estimated Misorientation Distributions in Type 304 Stainless Steel Tubing

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602, USA

Received 1 May 1986; Accepted 20 May 1987

Copyright © 1988 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.


The Misorientation Distribution Function (MDF) was measured for commercial grade seamless 304 stainless steel tubing. Approximately 4000 boundary misorientations were used in the measurement. The results were compared with a theoretical MDF derived from the Crystallite Orientation Distribution Function (CODF) estimated from 1762 individual orientation measurements, and from x-ray pole-figure measurements, assuming grain orientations to be uncorrelated. It is concluded that the derived MDF can predict some features of the measured MDF but not all because of the presence of orientation correlations between adjacent grains.