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RESEARCH PAPERS: Mechanisms Papers

Kinematic Synthesis of Cam Profiles for Prescribed Acceleration by a Finite Integration Method

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F. Y. Chen

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

J. Eng. Ind 95(2), 519-524 (May 01, 1973) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3438185 History: Received July 07, 1972; Online July 15, 2010

Abstract

In this paper, a new numerical method of finite integration is introduced for synthesizing the cam profile for arbitrarily prescribed acceleration curves. The method is compared with the conventional method of finite-differences, and it is shown that the proposed method is of superior accuracy and is believed to be suitable for high speed profiles. Numerical examples are given.

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