J. Phys. IV France
Volume 08, Numéro PR2, June 1998
Soft Magnetic Materials 13
Page(s) Pr2-677 - Pr2-680
Soft Magnetic Materials 13

J. Phys. IV France 08 (1998) Pr2-677-Pr2-680

DOI: 10.1051/jp4:19982157

An automatic method of measuring the cristallographic orientations of Fe-Si alloys using electron scan microscope image processing and etch pitting

J.-P. Goglio1, A. Chehikian1, T. Waeckerlé2 and B. Cornut3

1  LTIRF-INPG, 46 avenue Félix Viallet, 38031 Grenoble cedex, France
2  Centre de Recherche d'Imphy, 58160 Imphy, France
3  LEG-INPG/UJF, UMR 5529 du CNRS, BP. 46, 38402 Saint-Martin-d'Hères, France

We propose a new method of measuring the crystallographic orientations for metallurgical applications. This method involves measuring these orientations by electron scan microscope image computing. After image segmentation obtained through the use of an algorithm that makes an area approach and an edge detector using spline functions work together, we classify these areas in three different categories. To separate two of them, we have to make an edge detection using multi-scale laplacian, and a skeletonization. This latter operation is computed with a two-step thinning algorithm, with different criteria to prevent the formation of unexpected segments. At the end, a specific measure was made for each of the three kinds of images, in order to extract the crystallographic orientations of any textured iron sheet.

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