Table of Contents
Textures and Microstructures
Volume 28, Issue 1-2, Pages 81-92

Surface Representation of Polycrystal Physical Properties: All Crystal Classes, Simple Average Approximation

1Instituto Superior Pedagógico Enrique José Varona, Marianao, Habana, Cuba
2Instituto de Cibernética, Matemática y Física, D #353, Habana 10400, Cuba

Received 5 September 1995; Accepted 5 March 1996

Copyright © 1996 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.


Algorithms for polycrystal physical properties estimation are presented. Bunge's spherical harmonics treatment of surface representations, under simple average approximation, is applied. Specific formulae for so-called longitudinal magnitudes are given. Physical properties associated to tensors of second-, third- and fourth-rank are considered. All crystal and sample symmetries are covered.