Maurizio Guidi, Brent L. Adams, E. Turan Onat, "Tensorial Representation of the Orientation Distribution Function in Cubic Polycrystals", Texture, Stress, and Microstructure, vol. 19, Article ID 673639, 21 pages, 1992. https://doi.org/10.1155/TSM.19.147
Tensorial Representation of the Orientation Distribution Function in Cubic Polycrystals
A precise definition for the crystallite orientation distribution function (codf) of cubic polycrystals is given in terms of the set of distinct orientations of a cube. Elements of the classical Fourier representation of the codf, in terms of (symmetrized) generalized spherical harmonics, are reviewed. An alternative Fourier representation is defined in which the coefficients of the series expansion are irreducible tensors. Since tensors can be defined without the benefit of a coordinate frame, the tensorial representation is coordinate free. A geometrical association between irreducible tensors and a bouquet of lines passing through a common origin is discussed. Algorithms are given for computing the irreducible tensors and basis functions for cubic polycrystals.
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