RESEARCH PAPERS: Mechanism Papers

Application of Optimal Control Theory to the Synthesis of High-Speed Cam-Follower Systems. Part 1: Optimality Criterion

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M. Chew, F. Freudenstein, R. W. Longman

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Columbia University, New York, N.Y. 10027

J. Mech., Trans., and Automation 105(3), 576-584 (Sep 01, 1983) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3267399 History: Received June 17, 1982; Online November 19, 2009


The synthesis of the parameters governing the dynamic response of high-speed cam-follower systems ideally involves an integrated approach capable of carrying out the tradeoffs necessary to achieve optimum dynamic response in the design stage. These trade-offs involve a balance between the system characteristics at the output and at the cam-follower interface. In this investigation optimal-control theory has been demonstrated to be a useful tool in developing such a tradeoff. Part 1 describes the development of an optimization criterion while Part 2 describes the application of optimal-control theory to the evaluation of system parameters satisfying the optimization criterion.

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