Simulating EBSD data

How to simulate an arbitrary number of individual orientations data from any ODF.

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Simulate EBSD Data
ODF Estimation from EBSD Data
Exploration of the relationship between estimation error and number of single orientations

MTEX allows one to simulate an arbitrary number of EBSD data from any ODF. This is quite helpful if you want to analyze the EBSD to ODF estimation routine.

Define a Model ODF

Let us first define a simple fibre symmetric ODF.

cs = crystalSymmetry('32');
fibre_odf = 0.5*uniformODF(cs) + 0.5*fibreODF(Miller(0,0,0,1,cs),zvector);

Simulate EBSD Data

This ODF we use now to simulate 10000 individual orientations.

ori = calcOrientations(fibre_odf,10000)
ori = orientation  
  size: 10000 x 1
  crystal symmetry : 321, X||a*, Y||b, Z||c
  specimen symmetry: 1

ODF Estimation from EBSD Data

From the 10000 individual orientations, we can now estimate an ODF. First, we determine the optimal kernel function

psi = calcKernel(ori)
psi = deLaValeePoussinKernel  
  bandwidth: 51
  halfwidth: 5.7°

and then we use this kernel function for kernel density estimation

odf = calcODF(ori,'kernel',psi)
odf = ODF  
  crystal symmetry : 321, X||a*, Y||b, Z||c
  specimen symmetry: 1
  Radially symmetric portion:
    kernel: de la Vallee Poussin, halfwidth 5.7°
    center: 7187 orientations, resolution: 2.9°
    weight: 1

which can be plotted,


and compared to the original model ODF.

ans =

Exploration of the relationship between estimation error and number of single orientations

For a more systematic analysis of the estimation error, we simulate 10, 100, ..., 1000000 single orientations of the model ODF and calculate the approximation error for the ODFs estimated from these data.

e = [];
for i = 1:6

  ori = calcOrientations(fibre_odf,10^i,'silent');

  psi1 = calcKernel(ori,'SamplingSize',10000,'silent');
  odf = calcODF(ori,'kernel',psi1,'silent');
  e(i,1) = calcError(odf,fibre_odf,'resolution',2.5*degree);

  psi2 = calcKernel(ori,'method','RuleOfThumb','silent');
  odf = calcODF(ori,'kernel',psi2,'silent');
  e(i,2) = calcError(odf,fibre_odf,'resolution',2.5*degree);

  psi3 = calcKernel(ori,'method','magicRule','silent');
  odf = calcODF(ori,'kernel',psi3,'silent');
  e(i,3) = calcError(odf,fibre_odf,'resolution',2.5*degree);

  disp(['RuleOfThumb: ' int2str(psi2.halfwidth/degree) mtexdegchar ...
    ' KLCV: ' int2str(psi1.halfwidth/degree) mtexdegchar ...
    ' magicRule: ' int2str(psi3.halfwidth/degree) mtexdegchar ...

RuleOfThumb: 66° KLCV: 24° magicRule: 31°
RuleOfThumb: 37° KLCV: 15° magicRule: 22°
RuleOfThumb: 18° KLCV: 9° magicRule: 16°
RuleOfThumb: 10° KLCV: 6° magicRule: 11°
RuleOfThumb: 9° KLCV: 5° magicRule: 8°
RuleOfThumb: 7° KLCV: 4° magicRule: 6°

Plot the error in dependency of the number of single orientations.

close all;
xlabel('Number of orientations')
ylabel('Estimation Error')
title('Error between original fibre ODF model and simulated ebsd','FontWeight','bold')