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Textures and Microstructures
Volume 12, Issue 1-3, Pages 175-185

Estimation of 8th, 10th and 12th Order ODF Coefficients From Elastic Properties in Cold Rolled Steel Sheets by Adjustment of Single Crystal Elastic Constants

Dept. of Metallurgical Engineering, McGill University, 3450 University St., Montreal, Quebec H3A 2A7, Canada

Received 6 June 1989

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In an earlier paper (Sakata et al., 1989), it was shown that the 4th and 6th order ODF coefficients could be successfully derived from Young's modulus measurements using the elastic energy method. However, the values of some of the coefficients fell beyond the expected error ranges. In this study, more appropriate single crystal elastic constants are selected by means of a fitting procedure. Then the ODF coefficients are again estimated in the manner described previously. As a result, the values of the C411, C611, C612 and C614 coeffioents, which were somewhat inaccurate in the previous calculation, are improved considerably. The volume fractions of the principal preferred orientations are then employed to predict the 8th order coefficients and the fiber components of the l = 10 and l = 12 (C1011, C1211 and C1221) coefficients. With the aid of the coefficients obtained in this way, both pole and inverse pole figures are drawn, which are in better agreement with those based on X-rays than when only the 4th order coefficients are employed.