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Improving the B-Spline Method of Dynamically-Compensated Cam Design by Minimizing or Restricting Vibrations in High-Speed Cam-Follower Systems

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J. K. Jiang

School of Sciences, Xi’an University of Technology, Xi’an, Shaanxi 710048, China

Y. R. Iwai

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Fukui University, Fukui, 910-8507 Japan

J. Mech. Des 131(4), 041003 (Mar 20, 2009) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3086793 History: Received February 15, 2008; Revised December 27, 2008; Published March 20, 2009

This paper presents an improved method for dynamically-compensated (tuned) cam design by minimizing or restricting vibrations in high-speed cam-follower systems. Using this approach, cams can be synthesized with a variety of design requirements and reduced residual vibrations. An example of the dynamically-compensated B-spline method illustrates the application process and demonstrates the improvement effect. While preserving the features of the B-spline method, the improved design method allows the cams to satisfy requirements, such as pressure angle, radius of curvature, and contact stress, and also reduces the residual vibrations caused by deviations in actual cam speed or system damping ratio from their design values.

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Jerks of output motion

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Fourth derivatives of output displacement

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Displacements of cam motion

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Accelerations of cam motion

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Comparison of residual vibration

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Pressure angle of cam profile

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Radius of curvature of cam profile

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Cam-follower contact force

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Cam-follower contact stress

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Comparison of residual vibration characteristics

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Comparison between residual vibrations

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Approximate substitution of motion curves with step curves: (a) acceleration curve and (b) velocity curve

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Displacements of output motion

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Velocities of output motion

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Accelerations of output motion

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Velocities of cam motion




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