RESEARCH PAPERS: Mechanisms Papers

Cam Synthesis and Analysis for an Elastic Follower Linkage

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D. R. Flugrad

Mechanical Engineering Department, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011

J. Mech., Trans., and Automation 108(3), 367-372 (Sep 01, 1986) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3258741 History: Received October 04, 1984; Online November 19, 2009


A cam driving a single lumped mass through a massless, elastic, slider-crank follower linkage is considered. A technique is developed for synthesizing the cam profile to produce a desired output motion at a given design speed. The procedure takes the elasticity and changing geometry of the linkage into account. Analysis equations are also derived to study the output motion at various speeds. The equation of motion for the output link is found to be a Hill equation whose periodicity depends on the changing geometry of the mechanism.

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