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Textures and Microstructures
Volume 10, Issue 1, Pages 59-65

An Assessment on Reliability of Quantitative Calculation Method for Obtaining Volume Fractions of Texture Components With the Reduced ODF

Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Northeast University of Technology, Shenyang, China

Received 14 February 1988

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The reliability and the accuracy of a quantitative calculation method for obtaining volume fractions of texture components of cubic materials were verified for the reduced ODFs terminated at l max = 22 and at l max = 16. It is concluded that an integrated width of r = ±10° around selected ideal orientations may be used in quantitative analysis of texture components. It is also shown that the conventional peak height method, which does not consider volume fractions, can only roughly give informations about texture components.