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Textures and Microstructures
Volume 24 (1995), Issue 1-3, Pages 31-41

Plane Strain Deformation Textures of β-Si3N4

School of Materials Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA

Received 2 August 1994

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Several prior investigations have documented deformation-induced rotation of β-Si3N4 grains resulting in texture and property anisotropy. As documented previously for axisymmetric textures, Jeffery-based models correlate well with experimental results for a limited range of strains in plane strain deformation. Comparison to other experimental results and the implications of these results on texture modeling are discussed.