epicycloid


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epicycloid

[‚ep·ə′sī‚klȯid]
(mathematics)
The curve traced by a point on a circle as it rolls along the outside of a fixed circle.
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PROBLEM: Plot the epicycloids and hypocycloids mentioned above.
The holes for spark plugs and exhaust manifolds (see figure bellow), which goes through the combustion chamber, should be executed after the epicycloid profile.
The epicycloid curve is generated by a fixed point P, related to a circle, which is rolling slidingless outside of another fixed circle, as in figure 2.
5, resulting so an epicycloid with a good tangent continuity.
Surfaces having polygonal and curved directory (ellipse, circle, epicycloids, etc.