On The Synthesis of Cams With Irregular Followers

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C. Chan

Automotive Technologies International, Inc., Boonton Township, New Jersey

A. P. Pisano

Mechanical Engineering Department, University of California, Berkeley, California

J. Mech. Des 112(1), 36-41 (Mar 01, 1990) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2912576 History: Received November 01, 1987; Online June 02, 2008


This paper extends the envelope theory for plate cam geometry design to irregular-surface follower systems. Analytical description of cam profiles for general com-follower systems is derived and an example is solved to demonstrate the method carried out in the numerical form. A constraint equation approach, which uses geometric constraints between two planar objects in contact, is also described and used to verify the results provided by the envelope theory method.

Copyright © 1990 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Topics: Cams , Design , Equations , Geometry
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