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An Animation of the Roots Compressor Engine
Author

Stephan Heiss
Old MathSource #

0209-977
Revision date

1999-01-05
Description

roots airc ompressor The Roots compressor consists of two cycloidal wheels each with two cogs. Some cars, from 1920 to 1980 used this mechanism for air compression. It is a nice mechanism and the present notebook shows you how it works. Mathematica symbolics and graphics capabilities are ideal to produce an exact animation of this mechanism.
Subject

*Engineering > Mechanical and Structural Engineering
Keywords

Machine Gear Cycloid, Wheel, Air Compression, Animation
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