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Textures and Microstructures
Volume 31 (1999), Issue 3, Pages 151-175

New Parameter Model for Texture Description in Steel Sheets

Department MTM, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, de Croylaan 2, Leuven B-3001, Belgium

Received 31 July 1998

Copyright © 1999 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.


A new model is proposed for the characterisation of steel sheet textures. This model relies on the identification of 25 relevant parameters in the Orientation Distribution Function (ODF). Textures consisting of alpha- and gamma-fibres and/or cube and Goss components can be generated. The model is mathematically formulated and an automatic parameter identification technique is presented.

It was found that the model can quantitatively reproduce almost any industrial steel sheet texture. Based on this parameter model, a method is presented to systematically study the sensitivity of material properties on texture.