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Simple animation of complex mechanics

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Simple animation of complex mechanics

Postby Charles » Sun Dec 05, 2010 10:36 pm

A friend shared some animated gif files with me, and I thought it would be cool to share them with the community.

Haven't tried this before on the new forums, so let's give it a whirl and see what happens when I attach these files to a posting.

Here's some animation describing what's termed a "Maltese Cross" movement. It's used in clock mechanics.

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Re: Simple animation of complex mechanics

Postby Charles » Sun Dec 05, 2010 10:40 pm

That works. Okay then, let's try another one.

Here's animation describing the operation of a radial engine. The kind that would normally be used for an aircraft.

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Re: Simple animation of complex mechanics

Postby Charles » Sun Dec 05, 2010 10:43 pm

The only description I have of this is "oval regulation". Offhand I don't know what it would be used for, but it's interesting to watch.

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Re: Simple animation of complex mechanics

Postby Charles » Sun Dec 05, 2010 10:52 pm

This is described as a "constant velocity universal joint" as one would find in an auto.

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Re: Simple animation of complex mechanics

Postby Charles » Thu Dec 09, 2010 2:05 pm

Here's an animated look at how a rotary engine for an automobile works.

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And here's what an inline engine for an auto looks like, with the cylinders lined up side by side as opposed to a "V" shape.

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