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Textures and Microstructures
Volume 14 (1991)–18

Orientation Characteristics of the Microstructure

1Instytut Podstaw Metalurgii PAN, Kraków, Poland
2Institut für Allgemeine Metallkunde und Metallphysik der RWTH, Aachen, Germany

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A systematization of orientation characteristics describing the various orientation aspects of the microstructure of the polycrystalline material is presented. The statistical quantities which are functions of orientation or orientation differences are defined on the set of orientation measurements or derived from the conditional orientation correlation function (presented by Adams). The variety of the orientation characteristics comprises principal distributions which are texture functions and such which are partial distribution for the description of correlation between orientation.The presented analysis is based mainly on the use of regular grids for selecting the measuring points of orientations. The usefulness is demonstrated by an example.