Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 49, Issue 20, pp 7049–7065 | Cite as

Influence of morphologic texture on stress analysis by X-ray and neutron diffraction in single-phase metallic materials

  • Viwanou HounkpatiEmail author
  • Sylvain Fréour
  • David Gloaguen
  • Vincent Legrand


In this work, a study on the influence of morphologic texture on the residual stress determination by diffraction in metallic materials with cubic and hexagonal symmetry is proposed. To this end, elastic self-consistent model has been developed to properly take into account the morphologic texture. Extreme crystallites morphologies (sphere, disc and fibre) were studied, and coupled with the crystallographic texture to reflect the combined effect of morphologic and crystallographic texture in elasticity. In the case of morphologic texture, a stronger influence than the crystallographic texture on the estimated residual stresses (several tens of MPa difference) was observed. We propose a methodology through a scale transition model to take into account the influence of these different morphologies in the stress analysis by diffraction methods. The main purpose of this work was to make the best choice for lattice planes (hkl) used for residual or internal stress analysis, in elasticity, depending on the morphologic (and crystallographic) texture of the polycrystal, especially when the usual X-ray Elasticity Constants (XECs) are used instead of the stress factors.


Neutron Diffraction Stress Analysis Lattice Plane Crystallographic Texture Orientation Distribution Function 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Viwanou Hounkpati
    • 1
    Email author
  • Sylvain Fréour
    • 1
  • David Gloaguen
    • 1
  • Vincent Legrand
    • 1
  1. 1.Centrale Nantes, Institut de Recherche en Génie Civil et Mécanique (UMR CNRS 6183), Equipe Etat Mécanique et MicrostructureUniversité de NantesSaint-Nazaire cedexFrance

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