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Textures and Microstructures
Volume 19, Issue 1-2, Pages 55-58

Determination of the Complete ODF of Cubic System Materials by the Maximum Entropy Method

Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Northeast University of Technology, Shenyang, Liaoning 110006, China

Accepted 10 September 1990

Copyright © 1992 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.


A maximum entropy method (MEM) suitable for determining the complete ODF of cubic system materials is developed. This method treats the cubic system material texture data just as if they were if tegragonal besides introducing the relations among W lmn which characterize the cubic system. As experimental evidence this method has been applied to determine the complete ODF of a cold-rolled deep-drawing steel sheet sample and the result shows that the texture of the sample, as is supposed, consists of a {111} fiber and an incomplete 110 fiber only while the negative regions and the weak ghosts presented in the incomplete ODF of the same sample are disappeared here.