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Textures and Microstructures
Volume 28 (1997), Issue 3-4, Pages 181-195

Application of Anisotropic Texture Components

1Université de Metz. ISGMP/LM2P, Ile du Saulcy, Metz Cedex 1 F-57045, France
2Max-Planck-Institut für Metallforschung, Pulvermetallurgisches Laboratorium, Hesienbergstraße 5, stuttgart D-70569, Germany

Received 18 April 1996

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The description of textures in terms of texture components is an established conception in quantitative texture analysis. Recent developments lead to the representation of orientation distribution functions as a weighted sum of model functions, each corresponding to one anisotropic texture component. As was shown previously, an adequate texture description is possible with only a very small number of anisotropic texture components. As a result, textures and texture changes can be described by a small number of vivid parameters and their variations, namely by volume parts, half widths and ideal orientations.

The texture of a tensile tested commercial aluminum alloy was investigated by decomposition into anisotropic components. The texture evolution during tensile testing is represented by the corresponding changes of the component parameters and compared with results from an iterative series expansion analysis.