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dc.contributor.authorRojas Sola, José Ignacio-
dc.contributor.authorDe la Morena De la Fuente, Eduardo-
dc.identifier.citationRojas-Sola, J.I.; De la Morena-De la Fuente, E. Agustín de Betancourt’s Optical Telegraph: Geometric Modeling and Virtual Reconstruction. Appl. Sci. 2020, 10, 1857.
dc.description.abstractThis article shows the geometric modeling and virtual reconstruction of the optical telegraph by Agustín de Betancourt and Abraham Louis Breguet developed at the end of the 18th century. Autodesk Inventor Professional software has been used to obtain the three-dimensional (3D) model of this historical invention and its geometric documentation. The material for the research is available on the website of the Betancourt Project of the Canary Orotava Foundation for the History of Science. Thanks to the three-dimensional modeling performed, it has been possible to explain in detail both its operation and the assembly system of this invention in a coherent way. After carrying out its 3D modeling and functional analysis, it was discovered that the transmissions in the telegraph were not performed by hemp ropes but rather by metal chains with flat links, considerably reducing possible error. Similarly, it has also been found that the use of the gimbal joint facilitated the adaptability of the invention to geographical areas where there was a physical impediment to the alignment of telegraph stations. In addition, it was not now necessary for the telescope frames to be located parallel to the mast frame (frame of the indicator arrow) and therefore they could work in different planes.es_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipThis research was supported by the Spanish Ministry of Economic Affairs and Competitiveness under the Spanish Plan of Scientific and Technical Research and Innovation (2013–2016), and the European Fund for Regional Development (EFRD) under grant number [HAR2015-63503-P].es_ES
dc.publisherMultidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)es_ES
dc.relation.ispartofApplied Scienceses_ES
dc.rightsAtribución-NoComercial-SinDerivadas 3.0 España*
dc.subjectoptical telegraphes_ES
dc.subjectAgustín de Betancourtes_ES
dc.subjectgeometric modelinges_ES
dc.subjectvirtual reconstructiones_ES
dc.subjecthistorical technical heritagees_ES
dc.titleAgustín de Betancourt’s Optical Telegraph: Geometric Modeling and Virtual Reconstructiones_ES
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