Methods of assessing grain-size distribution during grain growth

Cherry J. Tweed, Niels Hansen, Brian Ralph

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    Abstract

    This paper considers methods of obtaining grain-size distributions and ways of describing them. In order to collect statistically useful amounts of data, an automatic image analyzer is used, and the resulting data are subjected to a series of tests that evaluate the differences between two related distributions (before and after grain growth). The distributions are measured from two-dimensional sections, and both the data and the corresponding true three-dimensional grain-size distributions (obtained by stereological analysis) are collected. The techniques described here are illustrated by reference to examples.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalMetallography
    Volume18
    Issue number2
    Pages (from-to)115-127
    Publication statusPublished - 1985

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