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Textures and Microstructures
Volume 21 (1993), Issue 2-3, Pages 109-120

A Quantitative Method to Examine Through Thickness Texture Variation

1Dept. of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6, Canada
2Dept. of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, de Croylaan 2, Heverlee B3001, Belgium

Received 20 May 1992; Accepted 3 August 1992

Copyright © 1993 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.


Through thickness texture variation is a reality in commercial sheet stock. However, methods to quantitatively evaluate this variation and its effects are not readily available. In this study, it was shown that a hot rolled commercial aluminium sheet manifests variation in rolling texture components which can be detected by traverse scan of the peak intensity across the through thickness using tapered specimens. Moreover, this asymmetry can be correlated to the intensity asymmetry observed in pole figures. A quantitative analysis is possible if the ODF is generated using monoclinic symmetry with the transverse direction as the diad axis instead of the conventional orthorhombic symmetry.