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Distribute 24 points in a circle

  1. Apr 27, 2009 #1
    Hello all!

    I am designing a plate to hold some crystals, bla, bla...

    The point is that this mounting plate is held by other plate by let's say "interface" pieces.

    I made some calculations and I need 24 pieces (6 by quadrant) to be on the safe side.

    I do not know how share them over the surface homogeneously.

    Does anyone have any idea??

    thank you

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  3. Apr 27, 2009 #2
    I have to correct my post;

    It is not a complete circle, it's an Annulus (circular crown).

  4. Apr 28, 2009 #3


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    Can you really be asking how to divide 360 by 24?
  5. Apr 28, 2009 #4
    Of course not!

    My question is how to spread the points over the crown area, not a circumference.

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  6. Apr 28, 2009 #5
    My answer seems rude, my exclamation mark is irony!


    (now, with smiles better)
  7. Apr 28, 2009 #6


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    In your picture, you don't show the points distributed over the are but distributed over the inner and outer radii. If that is sufficient, you can do this: Add the two circumferences and divide that by 360. Use that distance between points around the two circumferences.
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