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Textures and Microstructures
Volume 22, Issue 3, Pages 169-175

A New Approach to Describing Three-Dimensional Orientation Distribution Functions in Textured Materials—Part II: Model ODF for Rolling Textures

Institute of Metal Physics, Ukrainian Academy of Sciences, Prospekt Vernadskogo 36, Kiev-142 252680, Ukraine

Copyright © 1994 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.


Sections of a three-dimensional Orientation Distribution Function (ODF) for the α-Fe rolling texture typical for most b.c.c. metals have been constructed on the basis of the proposed new method for ODF simulation through the representation of a crystallite orientation by nine rotations, only three of which are varied for a given component. The description of texture by superposition of partial fibre components in used. A comparison of such a model ODF with an ODF reconstructed from experimental pole figures by series expansion is presented. As a result all really encountered textures can be simulated by variation of the crystallite spread parameters, texture axis positions, and predominant preferred orientations in terms of a common approach.