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This is a Flash Animation of a desmodromics system. I have problem with cams and will be fixed soon. You can get much more info about desmodromics sytem at DESMODROMOLOGY

In general mechanical terms, the word desmodromic is used to refer to mechanisms that have different controls for their actuation in different directions.

A desmodromic valve is a reciprocating engine valve that is positively closed by a cam and leverage system, rather than by a more conventional spring. The term desmodromic derives from two Greek roots, desmos (controlled, linked) and dromos (course, track).

Desmodromic poppet valves are used in Ducati Motorcycle engines.

11 Dec 2012

thanks for your information.

26 Sep 2015

As shown, the follower loses contact with the lower cam for a brief period in each rotation cycle. This would surely cause problems in an actual engine system. Can the animation be improved to remove this difficulty?

28 Sep 2015

DrD, thanks for your comment. This was one of my first programs and it did not turn out to be a good one. Yes that error can be fixed, but it may take some time.

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