Planar kinematic geometry - cyclic motions

© doc. Ing. Ivana Linkeová, Ph.D.


The motion determined by fixed and moving centrodes where both centrodes are circles or one centrode is a straight line and the second is a circle is called cyclic motion. Trajectories of moving points and envelopes of moving curves generated during cyclic motion are called cycloids. According to the shape of centrode, the cyclic motions can be classified as follows: