hypocycloidal

(redirected from hypocycloid)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to hypocycloid: epicycloid

hy·po·cy·cloi·dal

(hī'pō-sī-kloy'dăl),
A tricyclic motion used by mechanical tomography units to optimize blurring and reduce artifacts.
[hypo- + G. kuklos, circle, + -oeidēs, appearance]

hy·po·cy·cloi·dal

(hī'pō-sī-kloy'dăl)
A tricyclic motion used by mechanical tomography units to optimize blurring and reduce artifacts.
[hypo- + G. kuklos, circle, + -oeidēs, appearance]
References in periodicals archive ?
The aspects shown in this paper represent original contributions concerning the cinematic generation of the hypocycloid curves used as generatrix G at the generation of the type cycloid denture from the watches industry.
Practically, at the generation of the real surfaces, the cinematic curve C as hypocycloids generated as a generating curve G of the complex surface.
3.b, to obtain a hypocycloid curve with a square aspect, is necessary to ensure the following two conditions:
In this situation we will use at our solution a larger value for term a (a > r), that can generate a 4 leaves hypocycloid as in figure 4.a.
To determine the maximum error [[epsilon].sub.max], between the hypocycloid and the desired square, we are doing some consideration related at figure 6, where the curves are deformated to emphasis the error.
Digital mathematics: Rolling hypocycloids and epicycloids.