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Find Average C-Axis Orientations

Group (Subgroup)

Statistics (Crystallographic)


This Filter determines the average C-axis location of each Feature by the following algorithm:

  1. Gather all Elements that belong to the Feature
  2. Determine the location of the c-axis in the sample reference frame for the rotated quaternions for all Elements
  3. Average the locations and store as the average for the Feature

Note: This Filter will only work properly for Hexagonal materials. The Filter does not apply any symmetry operators because there is only one c-axis (<001>) in Hexagonal materials and thus all symmetry operators will leave the c-axis in the same position in the sample reference frame. However, in Cubic materials, for example, the {100} family of directions are all equivalent and the <001> direction will change location in the sample reference frame when symmetry operators are applied.



Required Geometry

Not Applicable

Required Objects

Kind Default Name Type Component Dimensions Description
Element Attribute Array Quats float (4) Specifies the orientation of the Element in quaternion representation
Element Attribute Array FeatureIds int32_t (1) Specifies to which Feature each Element belongs.

Created Objects

Kind Default Name Type Component Dimensions Description
Feature Attribute Array AvgCAxes float (3) The direction of the Feature's C-axis in the sample reference frame

Example Pipelines

Please see the description file distributed with this Plugin

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