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A Software for Diffraction Stress Factor Calculations for Textured Materials



Thomas H. Gnaeupel-Herold


A software for the calculation of diffraction elastic constants (DEC) for materials both with and without preferred orientation was developed. All grain-interaction models that can use the crystallite orientation distribution function (ODF) are incorporated, including Kröner, Hill, inverse Kröner, and Reuss. The functions of the software include: reading the ODF in common textual formats, pole figure calculation, calculation of DEC for different (hkl,,ψ), calculation of anisotropic bulk constants from the ODF, calculation of macro-stress from lattice strain and vice versa as well as mixture ratios of (hkl) of overlapped reflections in textured materials.
Proceedings Title
Advances in X-ray Analysis
Conference Dates
August 1-5, 2011
Conference Location
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Conference Title
60th Denver X-ray Conference


Stress Factors, Diffraction Elastic Constants, Preferred Orientation


, T. (2011), A Software for Diffraction Stress Factor Calculations for Textured Materials, Advances in X-ray Analysis, Colorado Springs, Colorado, [online], (Accessed April 24, 2024)
Created December 5, 2011, Updated February 19, 2017