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Technologies 2018, 6(1), 23; doi:10.3390/technologies6010023

Geometric Modeling of the Machine for Cutting Cane and Other Aquatic Plants in Navigable Waterways by Agustín de Betancourt y Molina

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Department of Engineering Graphics, Design and Projects, University of Jaén, 23071 Jaén, Spain
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Doctorate Program, University of Córdoba, 14071 Córdoba, Spain
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Received: 19 January 2018 / Revised: 31 January 2018 / Accepted: 9 February 2018 / Published: 11 February 2018
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This article presents the steps followed to obtain a three-dimensional model of one of the most recognized historical inventions of Agustín de Betancourt y Molina from the scant documentation found about it. Specifically, this was a machine for cutting cane and other aquatic plants in navigable waterways, presented in London in 1795. The study is based on computer-aided design (CAD) techniques using Autodesk Inventor Professional, from the information provided by the only two sheets that exist from the machine, one with specifications in English and the other in French, both very similar. In order to obtain a functional result on which to carry out further studies, it has been necessary to make some geometrical hypotheses on the models, aimed to find the correct dimension of each element. In addition, it has also been necessary to define the relationship of each element with those that set up its environment, defining movement restrictions, so that the final model, behaves as real as possible. View Full-Text
Keywords: Agustin de Betancourt; machine for cutting cane and other aquatic plants in navigable waterways; geometric modeling; virtual reconstruction; Autodesk Inventor Professional Agustin de Betancourt; machine for cutting cane and other aquatic plants in navigable waterways; geometric modeling; virtual reconstruction; Autodesk Inventor Professional
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Rojas-Sola, J.I.; De la Morena-De la Fuente, E. Geometric Modeling of the Machine for Cutting Cane and Other Aquatic Plants in Navigable Waterways by Agustín de Betancourt y Molina. Technologies 2018, 6, 23.

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