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Texture and Anisotropy

Texture and Anisotropy
Preferred Orientations in Polycrystals and their Effect on Materials Properties


H. Mecking, U. F. Kocks, U. F. Kocks, J. S. Kallend, H.-R. Wenk, A. D. Rollett, S. I. Wright, C. N. Tomé, M. G. Stout, G. R. Canova, P. R. Dawson, A. J. Beaudoin, Jr
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  • Date Published: August 2000
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521794206

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  • Many man-made materials and naturally occurring substances are aggregates of crystals, or polycrystals, with a non-random distribution of orientations. In such textured polycrystals, many macroscopic physical properties are anisotropic, i.e. they depend on direction. This book is about the measurement and analysis of textures, the prediction of polycrystal properties from measured textures and known single crystal properties, and the prediction of the development of texture and the ensuing anisotropic properties during elastic and plastic deformation. It also gives an overview of observed textures in metals, ceramics and rocks. There is a balance between theoretical concepts and experimental techniques. The book addresses several issues. Part I provides tools and describes methods to obtain quantitative data on textures of polycrystals. It should be of interest to experimentalists. Part II emphasizes modeling of deformation and incorporates theoretical concepts of mechanics. Part III illustrates successful applications in engineering and earth sciences.

    • Aimed at scientists and engineers concerned with materials properties
    • Relevant for technological applications wth emphasis on metal forming but also dealing with ceramics and geological materials
    • Hardback edition received excellent reviews
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    ' … an instant classic. For anyone venturing onto this … field, Kocks & Co. will be the essential way in. It can also serve as something of a primer for budding modellers and simulators. The book is beautifully produced to the highest CUP standards, with fine mathematical typesetting and beautifully clear figures.' R. W. Cahn, FRS, Contemporary Physics

    'For all serious students of the structure and mechanical deformation of polycrystalline materials in the fields of materials engineering and physical geology, Texture and Anisotropy will be essential reading.' Roger Doherty, MRS Bulletin

    'An up to date and detailed appraisal of the subject of texture and preferred orientation in polycrystalline materials and the associated directionality of properties has been long awaited, and this book, by leading researchers in the field, superby fulfils this requirement and serves as a key reference work … The information contained in this comprehensive text provides a firm foundation for both experimentation and quantitative analysis in this area.' Materials Science and Technology

    '… the book contains a great deal of profound information and explanations, which makes it useful for both students and scientists.' Albrecht Bertram, Zentralblatt Math

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    Product details

    • Date Published: August 2000
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521794206
    • length: 692 pages
    • dimensions: 246 x 189 x 35 mm
    • weight: 1.22kg
    • contains: 378 b/w illus. 33 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction H. Mecking
    Part I. Description of Textures and Anisotropies:
    1. Anisotropy and symmetry U. F. Kocks
    2. The representation of orientations and textures U. F. Kocks
    3. Determination of the orientation distribution from pole figure data J. S. Kallend
    4. Pole figure measurements with diffraction techniques H.-R. Wenk
    5. Typical textures in metals A. D. Rollett and S. I. Wright
    6. Typical textures in geological materials and ceramics H.-R. Wenk
    Part II. Anisotropic Mechanical Properties in Textured Polycrystals:
    7. Tensor properties of textured polycrystals C. N. Tomé
    8. Kinematics and kinetics of plasticity U. F. Kocks
    9. Simulation of deformation texture development for cubic metals U. F. Kocks
    10. Effects of texture on plasticity M. G. Stout and U. F. Kocks
    11. Self consistent modeling of heterogeneous plasticity C. N. Tomé and G. R. Canova
    12. Finite element modeling of heterogeneous plasticity P. R. Dawson and A. J. Beaudoin, Jr.
    Part III. Some Applications:
    13. Finite element simulations of metal forming P. R. Dawson and A. J. Beaudoin, Jr.
    14. Plasticity modeling in minerals and rocks H.-R. Wenk
    Appendix: the elastic inclusion problem C. N. Tomé.

  • Authors

    U. F. Kocks, Los Alamos National Laboratory

    C. N. Tomé, Los Alamos National Laboratory

    H. -R. Wenk, University of California, Berkeley

    Introduction by

    H. Mecking


    H. Mecking, U. F. Kocks, U. F. Kocks, J. S. Kallend, H.-R. Wenk, A. D. Rollett, S. I. Wright, C. N. Tomé, M. G. Stout, G. R. Canova, P. R. Dawson, A. J. Beaudoin, Jr

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