RESEARCH PAPERS: Mechanism Papers

Application of Optimal Control Theory to the Synthesis of High-Speed Cam-Follower Systems. Part 2: System Optimization

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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), 585-591 (Sep 01, 1983) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3267400 History: Received June 17, 1982; Online November 19, 2009


This part is concerned with the determination of optimum values of the design parameters of cam-follower systems according to the criterion developed in Part 1. The nonlinearities associated with the optimization of contact stress, pressure-angle, and friction-dependent forces, which create difficulties in the simpler approaches, can be tolerated in the optimal-control-theory formulation, which is developed in this investigation. The procedure for the optimization of tuned D-R-D and D-R-R-D cams has been described and the results illustrated by means of numerical examples.

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