inserto desmodromico

English translation: desmodromic

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Italian term or phrase: desmodromico
English translation:desmodromic
Entered by: Science451

08:37 Aug 15, 2004
Italian to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Automotive / Cars & Trucks
Italian term or phrase: inserto desmodromico
This refers to a conventional key provided as back up in the event of the failure of a Remote Keyless entry system (car entry and go). The full phrase is "chiave meccanica di back-up: inserto desmodromico metallico estraibile". I know that desmodromic is used in valvegear systems, but can I use it in this context? Thanks.
Jean Martin
Local time: 22:43
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Explanation:
I think you can use the term *desmodromic* in your context.



The word "desmodromic" is derived from two Greek roots, desmos (controlled, linked) and dromos (course, track). It refers to the exclusive valve control system used in Ducati engines: both valve movements (opening and closing) are "operated".

We usually say that action on the valve is "positive" in both cases, in other words, both strokes are "controlled".

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

Here are a few clarifying examples:

imagine a saw cutting a tree trunk: the act of pushing and pulling the saw is a desmodromic action.

By contrast, the movement of a door handle is not controlled by a desmodromic mechanism: this motion is only controlled in one (opening) direction, while the return is automatically obtained via a spring, in a less controlled manner.

And finally, an example for bikers: you must know the difference between a "single-pull" and a "push-pull" throttle cable (desmodromic) twistgrip.



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www.ducati.com/bikes/techcafe.jhtml?artID=2& detail=article&part=technical - 22k
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Explanation:
I think you can use the term *desmodromic* in your context.



The word "desmodromic" is derived from two Greek roots, desmos (controlled, linked) and dromos (course, track). It refers to the exclusive valve control system used in Ducati engines: both valve movements (opening and closing) are "operated".

We usually say that action on the valve is "positive" in both cases, in other words, both strokes are "controlled".

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

Here are a few clarifying examples:

imagine a saw cutting a tree trunk: the act of pushing and pulling the saw is a desmodromic action.

By contrast, the movement of a door handle is not controlled by a desmodromic mechanism: this motion is only controlled in one (opening) direction, while the return is automatically obtained via a spring, in a less controlled manner.

And finally, an example for bikers: you must know the difference between a "single-pull" and a "push-pull" throttle cable (desmodromic) twistgrip.



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Note added at 2004-08-15 18:01:28 (GMT)
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www.ducati.com/bikes/techcafe.jhtml?artID=2& detail=article&part=technical - 22k

Science451
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Local time: 23:43
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