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Textures and Microstructures
Volume 21 (1993), Issue 1, Pages 3-16

Determination of the Elastic Tensor of a Textured Low-Carbon Steel

1Department of Physical Metallurgy, Technical University of Clausthal, Germany
2Fraunhofer Institute of Nondestructive Testing, Saarbrücken, Germany

Received 25 May 1992

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The components of the elastic stiffness tensor of hot rolled low-carbon steel were determined using an ultrasonic pulse-echo-method. They were also calculated on the basis of X-ray texture measurements using the Hill approximation. The maximum deviation between experimental and calculated values is 3.5%. An influence of the slightly anisotropic grain structure on the elastic anisotropy could not be seen.