Acta Stereologica Acta Stereologica -  Volume 12 (1993)  Number 1 - Sep. 1993 

A remark on the area orientation distribution

Lutz Muche
Freiberg University of Mining and Technology, Departement of Mathematics, Bernhard-von-Cotta-Straβe 2, 09596 Freiberg, Germany


This paper discusses the concept of area orientation distribution. It gives the exact area orientation distribution for rectangular and elliptic particles. The behaviour of these distributions confirms the assumption that area orientation distributions show a blurring effect around the expected orientation, which depends on the particle shape. Nevertheless, the area orientation method seems to give correct estimates of the main orientation of particle systems.

Keywords : area orientation distribution, ellipse, rectangle

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Lutz Muche, «A remark on the area orientation distribution», Acta Stereologica [En ligne], Volume 12 (1993), Number 1 - Sep. 1993, 11-16 URL :