Application of Rational B-Splines to the Synthesis of Cam-Follower Motion Programs

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D. M. Tsay

Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Sun Yat-Sen University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan 80424 Republic of China

C. O. Huey

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29634–0921

J. Mech. Des 115(3), 621-626 (Sep 01, 1993) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2919235 History: Received November 01, 1990; Online June 02, 2008


A procedure employing rational B-spline functions for the synthesis of cam-follower motion programs is presented. It differs from earlier techniques that employ spline functions by using rational B-spline basis functions to interpolate motion constraints. These rational B-splines permit greater flexibility in refining motion programs. Examples are provided to illustrate application of the approach.

Copyright © 1993 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Topics: Motion , Splines
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