Crystallographic Texture of Materials by Satyam SuwasCrystallographic Texture of Materials by Satyam Suwas

Crystallographic Texture of Materials

bySatyam Suwas, Ranjit Kumar Ray

Hardcover | August 26, 2014

Pricing and Purchase Info

$171.59 online 
$206.95 list price save 17%
Earn 858 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store


In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores


The properties of many crystalline materials depend on the individual properties of the crystallites and on their arrangements characterising the polycrystalline state. Since preferred orientations of the grains are very common phenomena, crystallographic texture plays a very important role in determining the mechanical and physical properties of materials. The texture may evolve during casting, processing, deformation, welding and heat treatment.

Texture in structural materials have attracted significant interest over the years because of their special role in tailoring the properties of steels for automotive and electrical applications; zirconium alloys for cladding of nuclear reactor fuels, titanium alloys for structural materials in the aerospace and aircraft industry, magnesium alloys as structural materials in transportation vehicles or light-weight enclosures for 3C (computers, communication and consumer electronic) products. The potential application of wrought magnesium in the automotive industry is limited by its low room-temperature ductility. It is understood that control of texture can provide a way to overcome this problem.

In recent years, texture tailoring has become an important step in the manufacturing of thin films for electronic applications, superconductors, magnets with high-energy products and shape memory alloys used for actuators in micro-electro-mechanical devices (MEMS). There are numerous other applications to this kind of research ranging from basic scientific understanding to technology development related programs.

Crystallographic Texture in Materialsdescribes the basics of crystallographic textures and their industrial applications, covering a broad range of both structural and functional materials. The concept of texture is introduced in a simple manner and the existing methods of representation and experimental determination of texture using conventional to modern techniques are depicted. The formation of texture in materials as a result of various processing schedules such as solidification, hot and cold rolling, recrystallisation annealing, etc., is discussed thoroughly. This is followed by a review of the various existing models for texture simulation and the extent of applicability of these models is evaluated. An evaluation of crystallographic textures as a function of processing conditions in specific materials of industrial importance is made, including the probable mechanisms. Additionally, an attempt has been made to correlate texture with material properties. This will be very useful in producing tailor-made materials with desired properties by choosing the right processing techniques.

Crystallographic Texture in Materialswill be useful to both students and academics in teaching and research institutions, as well as to practicing engineers in various industries engaged in the manufacturing and processing of materials.

Satyam Suwas is an Associate Professor of Materials Engineering at the Indian Institute of Science (I.I.Sc.) Bangalore, India. He obtained his Ph.D. from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India. Prior to joining I.I.Sc., he worked briefly at Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory Hyderabad as a Scientist, at University of Metz...
Title:Crystallographic Texture of MaterialsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:260 pagesPublished:August 26, 2014Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1447163133

ISBN - 13:9781447163138

Look for similar items by category:


Table of Contents


Representation of Textures

Experimental Determination of Texture

Three Dimensional Texture Analysis

Texture Evolution During Material Synthesis and Processing

Deformation Texture

Annealing Texture

Textures and Properties of Materials

Texture Tailoring in some Engineering Materials