Monday, July 5, 2010

EPICYCLOIDS AND THEIR CONSTRUCTION

EPICYCLOIDS
What is Epicycloid?
  • The cycloid is called the epicycloid when the generating circle rolls along another circle outside(directing circle)

  • The curve traced by a point on a circle which rolls on the out side of a circular base surface

CONSTRUCTION OF EPICYCLOID
  • Step1: Draw and divide the circle in to 12 equal divisions.
  • Step 2: Transfer the 12 divisions on to the base surface.
  • step3: Mark the 12 positions of the circle- centers (C1,C2,C3,C4..) as the circle rolls on the base surface.
  • Step 4: Project the positions of the point from the circle.
  • Step 5: Using the radius of the circle and from the marked centers C1,C2,C3,C4.. etc cut off the arcs through 1,2,3.. etc
  • Step 6: Darken the curve

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